Man struck in face trying to help woman near Dartmouth Shopping Centre: Police

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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 woman’s behalf. That’s when police say the 49-year-old struck the 32-year-old victim in the face. He wasn’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.

Organizations: Dartmouth Shopping Centre

Geographic location: Albro Lake Road, Dartmouth

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