Two male youths face weapons charges after an incident early this morning in Halifax.
At 1:08 a.m., police responded to the area of the Halifax Shopping Centre for a report of several people walking in the area, one of them carrying a weapon. Police located two suspects matching the description on Withrod Drive. One suspect took off on foot after seeing police but was later arrested following a short foot pursuit. A second suspect was also arrested at the scene and a concealed pellet gun and a modified knife, were located on him.
A 17-year-old Halifax male faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of weapon possession. Another 17-year-old male, also from Halifax, faces one charge of breaching a court order. Both were held in police custody overnight and are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court later today.