Halifax Regional Police have issued a warning to the public after a sexual assault took place early Sunday morning in Halifax.
Police say the 4 a.m. incident happened as the 20-year-old female victim and her friend were walking home in the area of Queen and Morris streets. Police say they were approached by a man who reached under the victim’s skirt and touched her.
When confronted by the victim, police say the suspect produced a small pipe-like object and threatened both women.
Police say the suspect was scared off when an unknown man approached from the area of Morris Street. Neither woman was injured.
“We want the public to be aware,” police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said.
“The fact somebody did this is very concerning to us.”
Police describe the suspect as white, about 26 years old and 170 pounds with a round face, short scruffy hair and an athletic build. He was wearing a black stocking or toque-style hat, blue jeans and a black fall jacket.