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Halifax police looking for man who slashed traffic controller and drove off

September 24, 2019   By The Canadian Press

Halifax police are searching for a man who cut a traffic controller with a knife in the city’s west end early Sept. 23.

Investigators say the incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. after the traffic control person advised a motorist that he could not make the turn he was attempting due to construction at an intersection.

Investigators say that after a short argument, the man in his mid-20s came out of his vehicle and sliced the worker on the arm with a knife before driving off in an older grey Honda Civic.

The victim was treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and released, returning to his job.

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The driver was described as being about five feet nine inches tall and very thin.

He had short, crewcut black hair and was clean-shaven, and there was a male passenger in the vehicle at the time of the incident.


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