Robert Chan.

Robert Chan is expected in court in Halifax on Thursday. (Police handout)

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.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Unlawful confinement.
  • Uttering threats.
  • Extortion.
  • Robbery.

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.