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Dartmouth man facing several charges following alleged assault in Halifax

Police say the stabbing happened on the 1400 block of Lower Water Street. Graeme Benjamin / Global News

A 61-year-old man is facing several charges after he allegedly threatened a group of guys with a knife in downtown Halifax Monday night.

Halifax Regional Police say they were called to the 1400 block of Lower Water Street just after 7 p.m.

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Police believe the suspect had been in a fight with an unknown man, and when the group of men tried to break up the fight, he threatened to stab them with a knife.

However, police say a knife was not located.

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Wayne Derrick Bassett has been charged with four counts each of assault and uttering threats, as well as a single charge of assaulting a police officer.

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Police say he was held in custody overnight to appear in Halifax provincial court on Tuesday.

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