Police charge man in hate-motivated incident at Halifax Diwali celebration
HALIFAX -- Police have charged a man with public incitement of hatred and other charges after a disturbance at a Diwali celebration in a Halifax park on Monday.
At approximately 7:55 p.m. on Nov. 14, Halifax Regional Police received a report of a disturbance in Mount Royale Park located at 635 Washmill Lake Dr. in Halifax.
Police say a man was making threats to a group of people celebrating Diwali.
An officer located the man nearby and arrested him without incident.
The man is scheduled to appear in court at a later date to face charges of:
- Public incitement of hatred
- Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
- Failing to comply with a court order
The man’s name has not been released at this time.