HALIFAX - A 29-year old man will appear in court on Monday to face assault charges for allegedly slashing a person in the face with what police believe was a knife.
Halifax Regional Police say the stabbing happened after two men who knew each other got into a fight on the roadside near St. Margarets Bay Road and Albert Walker Drive in Halifax around 4:25 a.m Sunday.
The 28-year-old victim suffered a ‚Äúsignificant‚ÄĚ facial injury in the stabbing, and was taken to hospital, said Staff Sgt. Lindsay Hernden.
‚ÄúHe received a number of stitches and was ‚Ä¶ released from hospital,‚ÄĚ he said.
Hernden said police believe a knife was involved, but a weapon hadn‚Äôt been recovered.
After the incident, police went to a home in the 6000 block of Jubilee Road in Halifax to locate the suspect. He was initially uncooperative but was eventually taken into custody.
Police have charged the 29-year-old with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and impaired driving.
Hernden said police have information from witnesses that places the suspect behind the wheel of a car ‚Äúin and around the time that the assault had occurred.‚ÄĚ
Police also issued a breathalyzer test to the suspect, which he allegedly failed.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre still in the midst of the investigation,‚ÄĚ he said.
Police could not say whether or not both men were travelling in the car together when the fight started.