Two people face charges after a sensory irritant was discharged in downtown Halifax.
On May 20 at approximately 12:20 a.m., officers assigned to the Liquor Enforcement Unit attended a weapons complaint in the 5100 block of Salter Street. Staff reported that a male had sprayed a sensory irritant outside and fled on foot. The officers located the suspect walking with another man near Historic Properties but when officers identified themselves, the male fled on foot and threw an item away which was seized and determined to be dog repellant. A brief foot chase took place but the male was arrested after he tripped trying to jump over a hedge. During the arrest, the man who was walking with the suspect began yelling at the officer. The officer identified himself but the man continued and tried to get between the officer and the suspect. The second man was also arrested.
A 15-year-old male faces charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and resisting arrest. A 19-year-old man faces charges of obstructing police. They are both scheduled to appear in court at a later date.