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 www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.