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Police charge man for assault of man and injury to dog

Halifax Regional Police arrested a man after an assault that occurred last night in Halifax.

At 7:13 p.m. on October 9, police responded to the area of Davison and West Streets for a report a dispute. It was reported to police that a man was walking a large dog past a residence on Davison Street where there was a small dog barking on the property. The man picked up a small wooden sign on the property and threw it, striking and injuring the dog. The owner of the injured dog came out and confronted the man. The suspect then threw another sign striking the owner. The owner was not physically injured, however, the dog sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to an animal hospital. Animal Services attended and took possession of the suspect’s dog.

Police arrived on scene and arrested a 36-year-old Halifax man without incident. He has been charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and injuring or endangering an animal. He was later released and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on November 21 to face these charges.


Source: Media Release

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