Nova Scotia

Domestic assault suspect surrenders to police

A man wanted by Halifax Regional Police in connection with a domestic assault last week has been arrested and faces multiple charges.
Police officers with a K9 unit searched the Rockingham area on Friday for the suspect. (CBC)

A man wanted by Halifax Regional Police in connection with a domestic assault last week has been arrested and faces multiple charges.

The 27-year-old man turned himself in to police Monday afternoon.

Friday, at 12:20 p.m., police responded to an assault at an apartment building on Flamingo Drive in Halifax involving a man who had fled the area prior to police arrival.

The victims, a woman and child, were transported to the IWK Health Centre for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

In a press release on Monday, Halifax Regional Police stated they seized a handgun outside the building that was not used during the assault. 

The man is currently in custody and is expected to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on Tuesday to face charges of assault, assault causing bodily harm, two counts of breach of recognizance, unsafe storage of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized.

Police have not released the name of the accused.

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