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.

"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.

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