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Another north-end swarming reported

Make it eight — another swarming incident in north end Halifax has been reported to police.

Make it eight — another swarming incident in north end Halifax has been reported to police.

The incident took place near Agricola and Harris streets on Saturday night. A man and a woman were approached by six or seven black males who spoke to the male victim. When the woman responded, the man was attacked. She tried to intervene and was assaulted as well.

Both victims were treated in the hospital for their injuries.

But police didn’t hear about it until Wednesday night when someone who knows the couple reported the assault.

“We had to track him (the victim) to get the information,” said Const. Brian Palmeter with the Halifax Regional Police.

Palmeter said he believes it’s connected to the six swarming attacks on the Halifax Common over the long weekend. Police believe a seventh attack, which happened on Tuesday night near the skate park on the Halifax Common isn’t related to the others.

“It happened in the same area, there were some similarities and we believe (the latest attack) is connected to the other incidents,” Palmeter said.

 
 
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