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Halifax waterfront collision deemed attempted murder

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HALIFAX, NS

One man is charged with attempted murder and the man he’s alleged to have struck with his car is charged with robbery following an incident on the Halifax waterfront Sunday evening.

On Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a pedestrian having been struck by a car on the Halifax waterfront boardwalk.

They were told the car drove along the boardwalk toward two men, hitting one. The driver then got out of the car and punched the injured man several times before getting back in his car and leaving the scene.

The 19-year-old man who’d been hit by the car was taken to the hospital by EHS for non-life-threatening injuries.

At 9:42 p.m., a 22-year-old man was arrested at a residence in Hammonds Plains in relation to the incident. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the driver of the car had gone to the waterfront to meet a woman he was dating. While waiting in his car for her, two men he didn’t know got into his car and robbed him. He believed one man had a knife and the other had a gun. After two men got out of the car he drove after them and hit one.

The driver of the car faces one count each of attempted murder, assault, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, mischief and leaving the scene of an accident.

A 19-year-old man from Dartmouth, who was the person struck by the car, was arrested and has been charged with robbery, uttering threats, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm and breach of probation.

 A 19-year-old woman from Dartmouth (the woman the man was going to meet on the waterfront) was arrested. She was not at scene, but may have set up the incident and has been charged with robbery.

A 22-year-old man from Dartmouth has been charged with robbery, uttering threats, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm and four counts of breach of a recognizance.

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