Man charged for stabbing Halifax District RCMP officer

A 39-year-old man from Mount Uniacke has been charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer and possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose following an incident in Lower Sackville where an officer was stabbed.

Police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Thursday after a report of a man entering the Cobequid Community Health Centre and stating he would harm himself and others before leaving.

The RCMP located the man in his vehicle in a nearby parking lot and say he got out when approached and stabbed one of the officers in the upper leg.

A second officer deployed a Taser and arrested Kris Michael Buttar, who was then taken to hospital.

The injured officer was treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, and has since been released.