At 6:20 P.M. on December 21, 2013 a 48 year old female was walking through a vacant lot in the 2400 block of Creighton St in Halifax.
She noticed a male who was walking towards her from the opposite direction. As the male approached her he stepped in front of her to block her way. When she told him to get out of the way the male then produced a knife and told her to give him everything she had. The female then yelled for help to another male that she knew and was standing not far away. This male intervened in the situation and the suspect began to chase him with the knife. The female was able to safely walk away from the situation. The male who was being chased was also able to safely get away from the suspect. No one was injured during the incident. At 8:30 P.M. the suspect was arrested by Halifax Regional Police on Sunrise Walk in Halifax. The knife was recovered on the suspect. The 56 year old male is currently in police custody and will be appearing in Halifax Provincial Court on Monday December 22, 2013 to face charges of attempt robbery, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon.