UPDATE: One in custody after a weapons call in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release

UPDATE: Wayne Derrick Bassett, 61, of Dartmouth was held to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face charges of uttering threats (x4), assault (x4) and assaulting a police officer.


July 15, 2019 (10:05 p.m.)

At 7:09 p.m. police received a call to attend the 1400 block of Lower Water St. in Halifax for a male who had threatened a group of males saying he would stab them with a knife.​ ​ ​ Police arrived onscene and took a 61 year old male into custody without incident.​ A knife was not located.

After investigation it was learned the suspect had been in a fight with an unknown male on the Halifax Waterfront.​ When a group of males tried to break up the fight the suspect threatened to stab them making gestures that he had a knife however, a knife was not seen.

The investigation is in the preliminary stages and charges are anticipated.

Investigators ask anyone who witnessed or has video from the area at the time of the incident to call police at902-490-5020. 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 by using the P3 Tips App.

One in custody after a weapons call in Halifax

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in relation to an assault