Nova Scotia

Man with knife, hammer arrested at hospital

Police say a man took a knife, hammer and bat to a Halifax-area hospital to try to kill his wife and two others.

Police say a man took a knife, hammer and bat to a Halifax-area hospital to try to kill his wife and two others.

Halifax Regional Police said hospital security staff stopped a man at Dartmouth General early Friday.

A struggle ended when officers arrived and arrested him.

Police said investigators allege the man went to the hospital to try to kill his wife and her two adult children.

A 58-year-old man is due in court Monday to face three counts of attempted murder and three counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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