Dartmouth officer injured after man attacks with DIY brass knuckles

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Published on July 18, 2014

Halifax Regional Police



A Halifax Regional Police officer was injured following an altercation in Dartmouth July 17.

While looking for someone wanted on a warrant in the area of Victoria Road, officers were confronted by a man who attempted to take one of their guns.

A third officer soon arrived, but not before the 39-year-old man got in several punches with a homemade weapon similar to brass knuckles. One officer was treated for cuts on his face at Dartmouth General Hospital and later released.

“This man was approached by officers to ask what he was doing there and then he became violent,” said Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages.

Bourdages added that the man was not the person the officers were looking for in relation to the warrant.

“It was a different person altogether,” Bourdages said.

The man was arrested and will appear in court on Friday to face charges including: Attempting to disarm a police officer, assault with a weapon, resisting  arrest, assaulting a  police officer, carrying a concealed weapon, and  uttering threats.