UPDATE: Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have a 19-year-old male in custody facing several firearm related offences.
On December 14 at approximately 2:10 a.m. police responded to the 0 to 100 block of Brule Street in Dartmouth to a report of a disturbance involving a group of individuals known to each other. A firearm was reported to be involved. The firearm was recovered during the initial police response and a male was taken into custody without incident. No injuries were sustained by the involved parties.
Investigators do not believe this was a random incident. Police remain on scene in the area of 0-100 block of Brule Street pending the execution of a search warrant. There is no risk to public safety. The 19-year-old male will remain in police custody facing several firearm related offences. He will have a bail hearing later this evening.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. 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 texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
For Immediate Release
Halifax Regional Police
December 14, 2019 (3:30 a.m.)
Police on scene at weapons call
Halifax Regional Police are currently on scene at a weapons call in Dartmouth.
At approximately 2:10 a.m., police received a report of a man who may have a gun at an apartment located at 4 Brule Street. Patrol officers and members of the Emergency Response Team attended and were able to take the male into custody without incident.
A member of the Forensic Identification Unit and members of the General Investigation Section are on scene.
The investigation is in its preliminary stages and further information will be released when available.