Youths spray irritant at passing motorist, police investigating

RCMP release:

Halifax District RCMP is seeking information in relation to an assault with a weapon that occurred in Middle Sackville.

Yesterday, at approximately 8:35 p.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to an assault with a weapon that occurred on Rafting Dr., near Fringe Dr., in Middle Sackville. RCMP officers learned that a man, travelling in a red Honda Civic, observed two male youths on foot when one of them shouted out, approached his vehicle and sprayed him with an irritant. Both youths then fled the area on foot.

The 23-year-old Middle Sackville man drove away and obtained medical assistance at a nearby residence.

The youth, who assaulted the man, is described as being in his mid teens and was wearing a red hoodie. The second youth, also in his mid teens, was wearing a black hoodie.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the P3 Tips App.

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