Police seek assistance in identifying suspect in an assault

Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man responsible for an assault that occurred early this morning in Halifax.

Police received a report of an assault that had occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of St Andrews and Chisholm avenues.  A traffic control person approached a motorist to make him aware that he could not make the turn he was attempting due to construction in the area.  After a short verbal altercation, the driver exited the vehicle and cut the traffic control person in the arm with a knife.  The driver then fled the area in his vehicle. The traffic control person attended the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver is described as being in his mid-20’s, 5’9” with a very thin build. He had short crewcut black hair and was clean shaven. The vehicle was an older model grey Honda Civic with rust on the rear wheel wells. There was a male passenger in the vehicle at the time of the incident.
Investigators are asking anyone who has information on this incident or video from the area 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 using the P3 Tips App.

Case # 19-136715