Halifax Regional Police officers who were patrolling the city’s north end were able to stop an armed robbery in progress during the early morning hours Sunday.

Police say the officers were in the area of Agricola and West streets just before 3 a.m. when they saw two men who had stopped their car and were trying to rob a group of five people at knifepoint. They immediately arrested the assailants and seized their weapon before anyone was hurt.

The two suspects are supposed to appear in Halifax provincial court today to face charges for making threats, robbery, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon, police say.