Police lay charges in stabbing



Police have laid charges in relation to a stabbing that occurred in Dartmouth last weekend.

On May 12 at approximately 7:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of an injured person at the East Coast Amusements fair located at 219 Main Street in Dartmouth. Officers located an 18-year-old man suffering from what were believed to be life-threatening stab wounds. He was transported to hospital for treatment.

On May 13, at approximately 10:45 a.m. officers arrested the suspect when he turned himself in at police headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street in Halifax.

The 15-year-old youth is scheduled to appear in youth court at a later date to face charges of:

  • Attempted murder
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public

The incident remains under investigation by members of the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the incident or video from the area who has not already spoken with police to call 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.