Hatchet assault lands Halifax man attempted murder charge

Hatchet assault lands Halifax man attempted murder charge
Halifax Regional Police arrest and charge man with attempted murder after assault with a hatchet in the 2300 block of Gottingen Street on January 24th, 2019.


A 40-year-old Halifax man is facing an attempted murder charge after an assault involving a hatchet in the city’s north end.

Halifax Regional Police say they responded to a physical altercation in an apartment building in the 2300 block of Gottingen Street around 12:20 a.m. Thursday morning.

When police arrived they located the 36 year-old victim with non-life threatening injuries inside an apartment.

Police say those injures were caused by a hatchet.

The male suspect, living in the same apartment building as the victim, was arrested and charged of attempted murder, assault with a weapon and mischief.
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