At approximately 10:50 a.m., police said they responded to a report of an officer requiring assistance at the provincial courthouse located at 5250 Spring Garden Rd. in Halifax.
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A man who had just been sentenced to a jail term allegedly assaulted an HRP officer as he was fleeing the courthouse, police say. The officer was reportedly attending a scheduled court appearance on an unrelated matter.
According to police, the man was quickly taken into custody following a brief struggle with responding officers and sheriffs.
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The officer, who has served with Halifax Regional Police for three years, was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said charges are anticipated and that an update will be provided when further details are available.
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