Halifax Regional police say a woman broke into a home on Gemstone Court around 9:45 Wednesday night.
The 47-year-old was quickly arrested but police said during the arrest, they found a firearm.
The woman now faces a number of charges including breaking and entering, property damage, uttering threats and firearms related offences.
She was held in custody overnight, and expected to appear in Halifax Provincial Court Thursday.
The home was not occupied. Police said it was not a random act.