Halifax police make arrest in attempted abduction
19-year-old accused of breaking into home on Oakland Road
Halifax Regional Police have charged a 19-year-old with breaking into a home in Halifax's south end and attempting to remove a man by force. Police said Aaron Patrick MacDonald was arrested when someone broke into the house for the second time on Monday.
Police said on Oct. 16, a masked man broke into a home on Oakland Road and tried to remove a man inside. The victim was able to get the suspect out of his house and called the police.
The police brought in the K-9 Unit to scour the scene, and they later located a pellet handgun.
Then, Monday, security guards in the home found a man inside around 10:14 a.m. The guards held the man until the police arrived. They found an air soft replica of an assault rifle.
Police said the same person is behind both incidents.
MacDonald, who police said is from Dartmouth, faces several charges including kidnapping, break and enter, disguise with intent, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and using an imitation of a firearm for the commission of an offence.
The property where the incident occurred is registered to Brad Langille, the founder and former CEO of mining company Gammon Gold. Police would not confirm the name of the victim.
MacDonald has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric test to determine whether he's fit to stand trial and whether he can be held criminally responsible. He will be back in court on Nov. 22.