UPDATE March 3:
On March 2, at 5 p.m., a search warrant was executed at the McAlpine Ave. residence and the scene processed by forensic officers. Members of the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigative Section have charged two 16-year-old male youths with numerous offences. One youth faces eight firearm related charges while the other one is facing 10 firearm related offences. In addition both youths will be facing the following 8 criminal code charges:
- Aggravated Assault
- Uttering Threats
- Unlawful Confinement
- Assault Causing Bodily Harm
- Assault with a Weapon
- Extortion using Violence
- Robbery with a weapon
Both accused youths were held in police custody overnight and will appear in Halifax Provincial court on March 3. The man and woman originally arrested were released from police custody without any charges.
The investigation is ongoing and it is likely that additional arrests will be made
At 4:50 a.m. on March 2, officers responded to a residence on McAlpine Avenue in Halifax. A 19-year-old man was calling the police from inside a residence in the 3000 block of McAlpine Avenue. He reported he had been assaulted and was being held against his will by several males inside the residence. He also advised that one of the suspects had a handgun. He made his way out of the residence to awaiting police members and he was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Contact was made with the occupants of the residence and four people, a man, woman and two male youths, exited the home and are currently in custody for questioning. The HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigative Section is continuing the investigation. At this time this does not appear to be a random act, as some of the parties are known to each other.