A 48-year-old Hammonds Plains woman has been arrested and is facing a charge of Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public after an incident last evening.
At approximately 9 p.m., last evening, RCMP received a 911 call regarding an incident on Fisher Drive in Hammonds Plains. Halifax District RCMP responded and found a male suffering from a stab wound.
Preliminary investigation revealed a man had been stabbed in his residence by a female who also lived in the home.
The female then fled into a nearby wooded area and was armed with a knife. Police determined it was necessary to utilize the assistance of a police service dog and with the assistance of a Halifax Regional Police Dog Services member, the woman was arrested. During the course of the arrest, the woman sustained injuries to her leg.
As a result, the RCMP immediately contacted the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response team (SiRT) to refer the case. SiRT is currently reviewing the incident to determine if its meets its mandate.
The 51-year-old male was transported to hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.
The accused remains in police custody and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.
The investigation is being led by members of the Integrated General Investigation Section.