Police allege Dartmouth man assaulted woman, set fire to kitchen, spat on officer

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Halifax Regional Police

METRO HALIFAX

Police say a man is facing charges including assault and resisting arrest after an incident in Dartmouth overnight.

Halifax Regional Police say they were called to an assault against a woman on Courtney Road around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday.

When police arrived, they say a man known to the victim set fire to the kitchen apartment, then jumped out of a second-floor window and before running away.

A dog team was brought in and the man was taken into custody within 40 minutes.

The victim, a 40-year-old woman, wasn’t injured and damage to the apartment was minimal.

The suspect is due in court Wednesda. He is also facing charges of assaulting police, forcible confinement and property damage.

Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages said the charge of assaulting police relates to the man allegedly spitting in the face of officers as he was being arrested.

Geographic location: Dartmouth, Courtney Road

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