DARTMOUTH - Halifax police say a 49-year-old man is facing charges for striking another man in the face after intervening in a dispute between the accused and a woman.
The dispute took place near the Dartmouth Shopping Centre around 10 p.m. Monday. Police say two people, including the victim, tried to intervene on the womanâ€™s behalf. Thatâ€™s when police say the 49-year-old struck the 32-year-old victim in the face. He wasnâ€™t injured.
Police later learned the suspect had a knife and that he fled on foot. Officers were able to locate him on Albro Lake Road and he was arrested.
The 49-year-old from the Dartmouth area is due in court Tuesday charged with assault, assault with a weapon, theft and breach of conditions.