Police arrest suspect in seven-hour standoff

Halifax Regional Police arrested a man Friday they allege wasresponsible for a seven-hour standoff with cops in a north end Halifaxapartment building last week.

 


Halifax Regional Police arrested a man Friday they allege was responsible for a seven-hour standoff with cops in a north end Halifax apartment building last week.

 

Police went to the apartment last Wednesday to arrest the man in relation to a “serious domestic incident,” an HRP release said, that is alleged to have taken place between Aug. 1 and Sept. 9.

 

The investigation led to the building being surrounded by police as they suspected the man wanted in relation to an alleged assault against a woman was in a 10th-floor apartment.

 

However, after getting a search warrant to enter the unit at 4:35 p.m., there was no sign of any suspect, and it’s believed he climbed down from a 10th-storey balcony and broke into the vacant apartment below. He then was able to flee the scene without police noticing.

Acting on information, police say they were able to track the man to an apartment on Highfield Park Drive in Dartmouth where he was arrested mid-Friday morning without incident.

A man appeared in Halifax provincial court Friday, although police weren't able to confirm his identity. He is facing a number of charges including sexual assault, assault with a weapon, assault, unlawful confinement and uttering threats.

 
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