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Man Arrested After Carrying Axe in Downtown Halifax

By Caitlin Snow Feb 21, 2023 | 3:17 PM

Image: Submitted/New Brunswick RCMP

A man was arrested in downtown Halifax for carrying weapons, including an axe.

Just before 12:30pm on Saturday afternoon, crews were on Barrington Street because of a planned demonstration.

There they noticed a man carrying weapons including an axe, collapsible baton, and brass knuckles.

The 44-year-old was arrested, after a bit of a struggle and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

The charges:

Assaulting a peace officer
Possession of a prohibited weapon
Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace
Carrying a weapon while at a public meeting
Resisting arrest (x2)


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