Halifax District RCMP charged a 39-year-old-man in relation to the stabbing incident yesterday that resulted in one of their officers being injured.
At 10 a.m. January 30th, RCMP responded to a report of a man who attended the Cobequid Community Health Centre stating he was a harm to himself and others and then left the building. RCMP officers located him a short time later in his vehicle in a nearby parking lot.
When approached by police, the man got out of his vehicle and stabbed one of the officers in the upper leg. A second officer deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) and arrested the man who was then taken to hospital.
The injured officer was treated at hospital for non life-threatening injuries and has since been released.
Kris Michael Buttar, 39, from Mount Uniacke was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer and Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose. He has been remanded in custody until his next appearance on February 28, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in Dartmouth Provincial Court.
Source : Media Release