Halifax Regional Police is on scene and investigating an assault with a weapon that occurred this afternoon in Dartmouth.
At 2:36 p.m., police received a report of a physical disturbance in the 0-100 block of Alderney Landing. There was a group of approximately five people in the area when a physical altercation broke out between two men, which resulted in an 18-year-old man receiving a stab wound to his hand and a broken finger. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was located a short distance away and was arrested without incident. He is currently in police custody.
This matter is in the early stages of the investigation and police are still on scene. Members of the Forensic Identification Section, Patrol and the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are continuing the investigation.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Source: Media Release