Halifax Regional Police have arrested a 16-year-old male for a stabbing in Bedford one week ago that sent a man to hospital in serious condition.
Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said Monday officers took the suspect into custody at his Halifax home Friday night.
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"In speaking with witnesses, (the investigators) were able to identify a suspect," he said of the violent incident outside a shopping complex at 930 Bedford Highway last Tuesday night.
Police said a 20-year-old man was in his car outside a Tim Hortons when a group of people, including the suspect, showed up in another vehicle just after 9:30 p.m. The suspect then allegedly started a staring contest with the victim, which quickly escalated into the stabbing, police said.
A spokeswoman for the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service said the boy was scheduled to appear in Halifax youth court Monday to face charges of attempted murder, robbery and possession of a weapon.
Const. Palmeter said police don't believe the victim and suspect knew each other.