Halifax man charged with assault after heated argument turned violent: police

A Halifax Regional Police car . File/Global News

Halifax Regional Police are investigating after a party turned violent in the city’s north end.

At 8:30 p.m. Monday, police say they were called to the 5600 block of Bloomfield Street in Halifax, where a group of people were reportedly arguing outside. When officers arrived, they learned someone had sprayed bear spray, and a 21-year-old man had a small cut on his hand.

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Officers arrested the suspect, a 58 year old man, who was known to the victim. Police say the suspect and victim were partying with a group of friends when a “heated argument began and turned violent.”

The suspect is in custody and has been charged with possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, failure to comply with an undertaking and assault causing bodily harm.

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