Investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section have laid charges against a man involved in a weapon incident that occurred this morning in Halifax.
At 7:35 a.m., police responded to the area of Gottingen Street and Falkland Street after an anonymous caller reported a man in a minivan was waving what appeared to be a handgun. Officers attended the area but did not locate the vehicle.
At 8:23 a.m., police responded to the area of Evans Avenue and Berts Drive after a motorist spotted a man in a minivan waiving what appeared to be a handgun. Officers were on scene quickly and while they were searching the area, another 9-1-1 call was placed advising that a man armed with what appeared to be a handgun was inside an apartment building on Dawn Street. Officers located the man inside the building, arrested him without incident and seized a replica handgun. A minivan matching the description provided by the callers was also located parked behind the building. The man was transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed and held for court.
Fifty-four-year-old John Phillip Longaphy of Halifax will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today. He faces charges of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, using an imitation of a firearm in the commission of an offence, uttering death threats and breach of court order.