Robert Chan, wanted in alleged abduction, arrested in Halifax
Chan was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant after an armed abduction on March 2
Halifax Regional Police have arrested a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in connection with an armed abduction in the city's west end earlier this month.
Officers arrested 21-year-old Robert Chan at a house on Mic Mac Street in Halifax around 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
A 19-year-old man called police early on March 2 and said he was being held in a residence on the 3000 block of McAlpine Avenue. He said he was being assaulted and held against his will.
The complainant said one of his alleged captors had a handgun. He left the house when police arrived.
The incident prompted police to issue a Canada-wide warrant for Chan's arrest.
Chan is facing a number of charges, including:
- Nine weapon-related offences.
- Aggravated assault.
- Assault with a weapon.
- Unlawful confinement.
- Uttering threats.
Four other people also face charges in the case: Daniel Angus Ryan, 20, two 16-year-old boys and a 16-year-old girl.
Halifax Regional Police said the alleged victim and perpetrators know each other and it was not random.
Chan is due in court Thursday.