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Halifax police investigating assault involving 'sensory irritant spray'

A Halifax Regional Police badge is seen in this file photo.  A Halifax Regional Police badge is seen in this file photo.
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Police in Halifax are investigating an assault with a “sensory irritant spray” on Thursday night.

Halifax Regional Police says officers responded to the scene of the assault near Morris and Lower Water Streets around 8:15 p.m.

A suspect allegedly sprayed a victim with a “sensory irritant spray” before fleeing on foot.

Police describe the suspect as white and wearing a black coat with the hood up.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call them at 902-490-5020, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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