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

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.


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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