Police investigate assault with a weapon

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect involved in an assault with a weapon that occurred in Halifax yesterday.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. police responded to a report of an assault in progress at the McDonald’s drive-thru located at 331 Herring Cove Road. The suspect approached a man, who was inside his vehicle at the time of the assault and struck him with what was described as a metal object. The suspect then fled the area in a vehicle. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 25 to 35-years-old, with a thin build, approximately 5’8” tall and short dark hair. At the time, the suspect was wearing a grey t-shirt, sunglasses, mask and light-coloured hat and pants. It is believed that the suspect left in a dark coloured Ford Fusion.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the suspect or video from the area to contact police. 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 via the P3 Tips App.