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Police respond to weapons call at Halifax Transit Lacewood Terminal

A man reportedly sprayed another man with a sensory irritant
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Halifax Regional Police vehicle (Meghan Groff/

Halifax Regional Police responded to a weapons call earlier this morning at the Halifax Transit Lacewood Terminal in Clayton Park West.

Officers arrived at the bus terminal at around 11:25 a.m. They learned that a man, currently unknown to the victim, sprayed him with a sensory irritant. During the incident, a friend of the victim helped him flush his eyes.

HRP says there was no further injury or injury to anyone else in the area.

The suspect was reported to have fled on foot toward the Canada Games Centre where he entered a vehicle described as a Toyota or Nissan before fleeing the area.

He is described as a large male wearing black pants and a red hooded sweater.

HRP says the incident is being investigated.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked 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.

Chris Stoodley

About the Author: Chris Stoodley

Chris was born and raised in Halifax. After graduating from the journalism program at King's, he started as's weekend editor.
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