Nova Scotia

Man faces 20 weapons charges after search

Halifax Regional Police say a 911 call for help lead them to a home with several weapons inside.

Halifax Regional Police say a 911 call for help led them to a home with several weapons inside.

The incident happened just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Police said a woman visiting a home on Catamaran Road made the phone call. She told them a man in the house assaulted her and pointed a gun at her.

When police arrived, they said a 39-year-old man tried to run out the back door but he was arrested.

Officers then searched the home and found a handgun, six long guns and a compound bow.

The man is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court Wednesday to face a charge of assault, and 20 weapons charges including:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Seven counts of unsafe storage
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Posession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace
  • Seven counts of possession of a firearm without license
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with readily available ammunition

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