Person armed with knife reported in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
An alert was issued around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. (File photo)
A public alert was issued around 8:45 p.m. Thursday in Nova Scotia, informing the public of the presence of a man believed to be armed with a knife, in Cole Harbour, in the greater Halifax area.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Nova Scotia said shortly before 8:30 p.m. that its officers and dogs scoured the area of Greenborough Crescent, a residential street in Cole Harbour, for a man armed with a knife.
An alert was sent about 15 minutes later and broadcast to the phones of people who were in the area. RCMP were asking area residents not to leave their homes and to report any suspicious activity to 911.
At 9:44 p.m., a second alert was sent, advising the public that the man who was wanted was now being held.
According to RCMP spokesperson Cindy Bayers, police had been called to a home in the area and were looking for a man who inflicted a wound with a knife, before disappearing.
The individual was described as white, bald and wearing a dark black beard. Police also said it was possible he was shirtless, despite the ongoing snowstorm Thursday night.
With information from CBC