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Halifax man stabbed after confronting suspect reaching into parked car: police

Police in Halifax said the incident happened around 5 a.m. Wednesday

Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in Halifax Wednesday morning.

In a media release, Halifax Regional Police said at about 5:08 a.m. they responded to a report of a stabbing outside a residence on Fays Lane.

A man had noticed another man him reaching into his car. The car owner approached the man and the two got into a physical altercation, during which time the car owner received a stab wound to the leg.

After the stabbing, the suspect ran away on foot and was last seen heading north on Tower Road.

Police and K-9 patrolled the area but couldn’t find the suspect.

The 39-year-old victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was released a short time later.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5’11” tall and sporting scruffy facial hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing a beige, three-quarter length winter coat and carrying a full, dark-coloured backpack.  

The incident is in the early stages of the investigation. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers.

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