2 men arrested after police respond to weapons complaint in north-end Halifax

File - The sign at the Halifax Regional Police headquarters on Gottingen Street on Feb. 20, 2021. Alexa MacLean/Global News

Two men were taken into custody after police responded to a weapons complaint in Halifax’s north end early Tuesday morning.

In a news release at 1:30 a.m., Halifax Regional Police said they were on the scene of a weapons complaint in the 5000 block of Gerrish Street.

“The incident began earlier when a report was made to police that a man was seen in public with a firearm,” police said in the news release.

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At the time, police said two men were arrested in relation to the investigation and the situation was contained.

In an updated news release, police said a weapon was recovered as a result of the investigation.

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A 44-year-old man from Halifax has been charged with one count of possessing a weapon dangerous to the public as well as breaching a weapons prohibition order.

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He is in custody and is scheduled to attend Halifax court Tuesday morning.


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