Nova Scotia

2 youths wounded in Halifax stabbing

Two young people are in hospital following a stabbing on Halifax's waterfront during a popular festival.

Two young people are in hospital following a stabbing on Halifax's waterfront during a popular festival.

Halifax police are investigating a confrontation at a music festival that sent two youths to hospital with stab wounds. (CBC)

According to police, officers were called to the harbour around 8 p.m. local time Friday after a fight broke out on the waterfront, which was a venue for the Halifax International Busker Festival.

Witnesses said two groups of teenagers got into an altercation in the area.

Some of the teens ran towards Lower Water Street and a few minutes later, a boy went into a nearby coffee shop with stab wounds.

Witnesses said police chased at least two girls to the Metro Transit Ferry Terminal, while a young man was stopped in front of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Police found a knife across the street from where the incident occurred.

"I was working in this store here and the guy came in. Someone yelled that he got stabbed," said Brad Skinner. "He got two steps in the door there … We sat him down on the chair. I called the cops right away."

Three people have been detained and were being questioned.

A 14-year-old boy was taken to the IWK Health Centre. Another young man admitted himself to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre with a stab wound to the leg. Police said he is not co-operating, however.

Neither victim's injuries are life threatening.

Police continue to investigate and so far no charges have been laid.

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