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HRP investigating assault with a weapon in Sambro Head

Around 11:50 a.m. Saturday, HRP responded to a report that a man had attacked a truck with an axe on Willow Road
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Around 11:50 a.m. Saturday, HRP responded to a report that a man had attacked a truck with an axe on Willow Road.

The caller said the man was now following the vehicle on foot, demanding his axe back.

Officers arrived on scene 20 minutes later, and arrested the suspect in the 0-50 block of Willow Road. No one was injured.

Police confirm the suspect and victim were not known to each other, but the incident was the result of a driving complaint.

A 39-year-old male from Halifax is facing charges of assault with a weapon, possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats and property damage.

The man is being held for a bail hearing and will receive a future court date in Halifax.

HRP are asking anyone with information about this incident to call them at 902-490-5020, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a web tip.




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