Police investigate sexual assault

Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred in Halifax earlier this week.

On May 1 police received a report of a sexual assault that had occurred earlier in the day in the area of the Mainland Common baseball field adjacent to the Halifax Transit Lacewood Terminal. At approximately 1 p.m. a man approached a woman who was not known to him at the transit terminal, luring the victim to an area of the baseball field and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a Black man in his 30s, approximately 5’9” tall, thin build with brown hair and facial hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured winter jacket and sweatpants.

We are not releasing any further details out of respect and concern for the victim’s privacy and


Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call police at 902-490-5016. 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.