DARTMOUTH - A 48-year-old Halifax man will appear in court to face charges today after police used a stun gun on the suspect and then tackled him during an arrest.
Staff Sgt. Reid McCoombs says Halifax police responded to a call on Sunday evening alleging the suspect was threatening to shoot another man.
McCoombs says when police arrived they created a perimeter around the building in the north end of Dartmouth.
He says when the suspect exited the building he was approaching officers and they fired a stun gun to subdue him.
McCoombs says the device wasn’t effective and as a result an officer also had to tackle the suspect.
He says the man was treated in hospital for minor injuries and then was taken to police headquarters.