October 6, 2016 10:56 am

Man wearing creepy clown mask arrested in southwestern Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia RCMP say a 24-year-old man wearing a clown mask has been arrested after witnesses reported that he grabbed at the clothing of a young boy.

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Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says the boy was with a group of youths who were walking along School Street in Clark’s Harbour in southwestern Nova Scotia Tuesday evening.

The suspect, who was not identified, is facing a charge of breaching a court order.

It is the latest in a series of incidents involving creepy clowns in Nova Scotia and across the continent.

Earlier this week, Halifax police confirmed they were investigating after a photo posted on social media appeared to show a clown standing outside a local high school.

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Students at Halifax West High School advised staff of the photo posted to Instagram Tuesday morning.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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