Canada-wide arrest warrant issued for man wanted in connection with Halifax assault

Jacob Matthew Lilly

Halifax Regional Police (HRP) are asking the public for help in locating Jacob Matthew Lilly, who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

Police were called to a disturbance on Grafton Street early on July 7th and determined a man had been assaulted with an edged weapon.

The arrest warrant was issued today for the 21-year-old, with HRP stating Lilly faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Lilly is described as 5'8" and 175 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

Police say they believe he's aware that police are looking to arrest him and ask anyone who spots Lilly to not approach him but call police or Crime Stoppers.