Halifax Regional Police has contacted the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) regarding an incident where a man in police custody was required to be taken to hospital.
Yesterday, at 12:42 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a walking path off Sylvia Avenue in Halifax for a report of an intoxicated man. Officers located the 53-year-old man and arrested him for public intoxication under the liquor control act. He was then transported to HRM Police Headquarters where he was held in cells, to be released when sober.
At approximately 6 p.m., the man was found to be breathing but unresponsive to officer’s attempts to wake him. EHS was contacted and transported the man to hospital where he remains. It is believed that his condition is life-threatening.
Halifax Regional Police contacted SIRT about this incident and they will be conducting an investigation into this matter. Any questions about their investigation should be directed to SIRT.