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Dog seized after man allegedly threatens police officers

A 27-year-old man is facing more than a dozen charges after an allegedconfrontation involving police in Eastern Passage Sunday morning.


A 27-year-old man is facing more than a dozen charges after an alleged confrontation involving police in Eastern Passage Sunday morning.

Halifax RCMP say a man was threatening to turn his pit bull on officers who went to a home on Rosewood Lane shortly after 10 a.m. to investigate a disturbance.

“He was opening the door and threatening to release (the dog),” said police spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin.

Police say they eventually convinced the man to secure the dog, but then the man allegedly took a run at the officers. Taplin said no officers were injured, but they were forced to take the 27-year-old to the ground to make the arrest.

RCMP say the man was also threatening to burn some of his neighbours' homes, as well as the homes of police officers.

After being placed in the police vehicle, the RCMP claims he started kicking the door, causing damage to the vehicle.

Taplin said they went to the home because of “previous complaints.” The man wasn’t home alone, Taplin said, but no other people were involved in this incident.

Shea Mollison of Eastern Passage appeared in Dartmouth provincial court yesterday charged with seven counts of uttering threats, four of assault with a weapon, resisting arrest and mischief. He has been released on conditions and will be back in court on Nov. 25 for election and plea.

The pit bull was seized by animal control.
- with files from The Canadian Press