Youth pepper-sprayed at Barrington Street terminal

Patrol members of the Halifax Regional Police are investigating an assault with a weapon call that occurred last evening.

At approximately 6:32p.m. April 25th, police responded to an assault call just outside of a Metro Transit Bus Stop located at 5251 Duke Street in Halifax.

Officers attended and learned that a male youth, while walking, was approached by three suspects from behind. They removed a piece of clothing from his back pack and an altercation ensued. During this time, the victim was sprayed with a sensory irritant.

He was treated onscene and there were no serious injuries reported. The suspects were not located but are described as:

  • White male, unknown age, 5’6” tall with buzzed hair and top bun.
  • White male, 6’, slim build and medium brown hair.
  • White male, dark hair in a ponytail, 30-40 years old, medium to heavy build, baseball cap with black Puma logo, orange/red sweatshirt, black shorts, white socks, white flip flops.

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 at or using the P3 Tips App.

Source: Release #notw

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