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Loaded gun seized, man arrested Wednesday

Halifax Regional Police were called to Hartlen Avenue just after 3 p.m.
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A man is facing charges after an incident in the Spryfield area Wednesday afternoon.

Halifax Regional Police were called to Hartlen Avenue just after 3 p.m. after getting a report of a man with a firearm.

Arriving officers arrested a suspect without incident and seized a loaded handgun.

William Anthony Cohoon 28, of Halifax will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face charges of:

  • Use of a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition



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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana & lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for HalifaxToday.ca.
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