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Man in custody after trying to assault police with knife

By Caitlin Snow Apr 3, 2024 | 2:39 PM

A man is facing charges after trying to assault police officers with a knife in Dartmouth.

Police say it was Tuesday evening on Roleika Drive when they responded to a property damage call.

A 33-year-old man had caused some damage and had minor injuries.

As officers were leaving, the man tried to assault them.

There was a brief struggle, and he was taken into custody.

The officers were not injured.

The man will be in court Wednesday, facing these charges:

· Mischief

· Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace

· Assault with a weapon

· Resisting arrest

· Assault a peace officer with a weapon (x3)