Did anyone witness this assault on Water Street , Halifax

July 15, 2019 (10:05 p.m.)

At 7:09 p.m. police received a call to attend the 1400 block of Lower Water St. in Halifax for a male who had threatened a group of males saying he would stab them with a knife.    Police arrived onscene and took a 61 year old male into custody without incident.  A knife was not located.

After investigation it was learned the suspect had been in a fight with an unknown male on the Halifax Waterfront.  When a group of males tried to break up the fight the suspect threatened to stab them making gestures that he had a knife however, a knife was not seen.

The investigation is in the preliminary stages and charges are anticipated.


Investigators ask anyone who witnessed or has video from the area at the time of the incident to call police at 902-490-5020. 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 by using the P3 Tips App. Police file number 2019-99497 refers.