Halifax police fine 10 people for illegal gathering after being called to home for weapons complaint
HALIFAX -- Police in Halifax ticketed 10 people for failing to follow the Health Protection Act after responding to a report of a man pointing a firearm at a residence Sunday evening.
Shortly after 7 p.m. on May 2, Halifax Regional Police responded to weapons complaint at a residence in the 100-200 block of Old Sambro Road in Halifax.
Police say the incident began when a report was made that a man was seen pointing a firearm.
No criminal charges were laid, but as a result of the investigation, police determined that 10 people "not all belonging to the home" were gathered in violation of the Health Protection Act.
As a result, 10 adults were ticketed and fined $2,000.
Halifax Regional Police remind the public that individuals, businesses and organizations that do not follow gathering limits, social distancing guidelines and self-isolation requirements, will now face fines of $2,000 for individuals and $7,500 for businesses and organizations.