Investigators assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section have laid additional charges against a woman charged in connection with a stabbing this morning in Halifax.
At approximately 3:52 a.m., police responded to a report of an injured man in an apartment in the 2400 block of Gottingen Street. The 68-year-old male victim, who had been stabbed, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect had fled the scene before police arrival but was located as she exited the building carrying a knife. A Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) was deployed to gain control of the suspect.
As part of the investigation, a 54-year-old male victim reported to police that he was assaulted by the suspect in a similar matter, although he was not injured in the incident.
Fifty-eight-year-old Roxanne Barton of Halifax is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and breaching a court order in connection with the stabbing incident. She now faces additional charges of assault with a weapon and a second count each of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and breaching a court order. She is being held in custody and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court tomorrow.