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Youth charged with attempted murder for alleged stabbing: Halifax police


A 16-year-old is facing an attempted murder charge in connection with a stabbing a man in Halifax on Monday.

According to a news release from Halifax Regional Police, officers responded to the reported stabbing on the 300-block of Lacewood Drive around 11:45 a.m. They learned a youth allegedly stabbed an 18-year-old man before fleeing the scene on foot.

The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The release says the suspect turned themselves in to police just after 3:30 p.m. on Monday. They are scheduled to appear in Halifax Youth Justice Court Tuesday to face charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault.

In a social media post Monday, the Halifax Regional Centre for Education said Halifax West High School was under a “hold and secure” from 12:20 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.

"This is a precautionary measure while police respond to an event unfolding in the community," the post read.

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