The RCMP has arrested a man in relation to hate motivated threats that occurred in Lower Sackville.
On January 24, Halifax Regional Detachment RCMP responded to a report of hate motivated mischief at a business on Sackville Dr. Officers learned that a man had defaced a Pride flag and uttered threats towards the 2SLGBTQI+ community and employees. The man returned to the business the next day and made additional threats.
From the editor: Wayves checked in with Cape And Cowl owner Jay; it was not their shop.
On January 26, officers located and safely arrested the 39-year-old Lower Sackville man at a home on Smokey Drive, also in Lower Sackville.
His name will be released once charges are sworn, before the court appearance.
Due to the nature of the threats, search warrants were executed at two residence linked to the man. The searches resulted in the seizure of a pellet gun, two hand guns and three long guns.
The man was later released on conditions. He’s scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on February 28, at 2024, at 9:30 a.m. to face charges of Mischief and Uttering Threats.
The RCMP takes incidents of hate with utmost seriousness and condemns these criminal acts.