Halifax police use stun gun, tackle suspect after alleged shooting threat

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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.

Geographic location: Halifax, Dartmouth

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