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Man arrested in connection with assault in Dartmouth, N.S.

A 49-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged assault that occurred earlier this week in Dartmouth, NS.

Around 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, Halifax Regional Police responded to the Gaston Road area after receiving reports of a man allegedly threatening people he knew.

Police say the man fled the area on foot before officers arrived. The area was searched and officers were unable to find the suspect.

Police said that, out of an abundance of caution, an emergency alert was issued about an hour later warning the public to be on the lookout for a “dangerous man” with a firearm.

Police later confirmed the man involved was 49-year-old David John Campbell.

Halifax Regional Police say Campbell was arrested Wednesday night after turning himself in to police.

Campbell is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Thursday to face charges of:

  • assault
  • uttering threats to cause bodily harm or death
  • failing to comply with the conditions of a probation order


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