Halifax Regional Police have laid an assault charge against a 40-year-old Halifax man after receiving assistance from a taxi driver
On March 24, 2017 at approximately 4:10 p.m. a taxi driver noticed a female being assaulted by a male on Inglis Street near Brussels Street in Halifax. The driver turned around to pick up the female victim, he then contacted police and followed the suspect to a nearby business. When police arrived the male suspect was identified by both the taxi driver and the female victim. The suspect was arrested for assault and returned to Halifax Regional Police Headquarters. The investigation has revealed the victim and suspect were not known to each other and that the victim almost bumped into the suspect while texting and walking, this prompted the suspect to assault the victim. The victim did not appear to be seriously injured.
The 40-year-old male suspect will appear in Halifax Provincial Court on May 23 at 10:00 a.m.