RCMP charge two youths following an assault with a weapon in Lower Sackville

April 23, 2024
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

News release

RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment has charged two youths following an assault at a park in Lower Sackville.

Yesterday, at approximately noon, RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment and EHS responded to an incident involving a weapon at a park on Metropolitan Ave. RCMP officers learned that a youth was approached, by two male youths, threatened with a knife and then assaulted with a sensory irritant.

Information and evidence quickly gathered from witnesses at the scene led RCMP officers to a nearby transit bus shelter, on Glendale Dr. near Metropolitan Ave., where they located and safely arrested the two youths involved in the assault. During a search, officers located and seized a knife and a cannister of sensory irritant.

The male youth victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by EHS.

Leslie Thomas Junior High School, located nearby, was momentarily placed on hold and secure as a precaution.

Both youths, from Halifax, have been charged with:

  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Uttering Threats
  • Possession for a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

One of the two youths was additionally charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device.

Both youths were held in custody and will appear in Halifax Youth Justice Court today.

File #: 24-52926


Contact information

Cpl. Guillaume Tremblay
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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