At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, members of Halifax Regional Police responded to a weapons complaint in the 100 Block of Evans Ave in Halifax. The complainant stated that his son was behaving in an irrational manner and was believed to be in possession of a firearm. The responding officers contained the scene and safely removed the complainant and other family members from the residence. Moments later the suspect, a 24-year-old male, exited the residence of his own volition and was taken into custody without incident. No one was injured during this event.
The HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section executed a search warrant at the residence associated to this call. A firearm, a pellet handgun and ammunition were seized as a result of the search. A 24-year-old Halifax man taken into custody at the scene has been held for a psychiatric assessment. Charges have not been laid in this matter at this time.