**** HRP Media Release
Police Stop Assault with a Weapon – Halifax
At 2:54 p.m. an off duty Halifax Regional Police officer observed a physical assault between two adult males in the 2000 block of Gottingen Street Halifax. The suspect (26-year-old) had forced the victim (58-year-old) to the ground and produced a knife attacking the victim. The off duty officer immediately intervened subduing the suspect still armed with the knife, preventing further injury to the victim. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was checked by paramedics. Police have learned this incident was not random and both males are known to each other. A 26-year-old male from Halifax is held for court facing charges of Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.
Police are asking anyone with information about either incident to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app