Police charged a Halifax man with committing an indecent act after allegedly masturbating in front of two females Sunday evening in Fairview.

Halifax Regional Police say they were called to Andrews Street, off Dutch Village Road, at 7 p.m. They were told the man had walked up to and tried talking to the female victims but after being ignored “stuck his hands down his pants, began touching himself, then pulled his pants down completely” and started openly masturbating.

Officers arrested and charged him before releasing him on a promise to appear in Halifax provincial court at a later date.