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Man arrested for allegedly attacking N.S. police with knife

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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A 33-year-old man is facing assault charges after he allegedly tried to attack Halifax police officers with a knife Tuesday night in Dartmouth.

According to a news release from the Halifax Regional Police, officers responded to a property damage call at a Roleika Drive apartment building around 6:45 p.m. They found a man suffering a minor injury who had allegedly damaged the building.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene and when police left, he allegedly tried to assault them with a knife. No one was injured and officers took the man into custody after a brief struggle.

Christopher Michael Gallant, was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday to face charges of:

  • three counts of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon
  • possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace
  • assault with a weapon
  • resisting arrest
  • mischief

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