Officer injured in incident at Halifax provincial courthouse: chief

Halifax Regional Police

A Halifax Regional Police (HRP) officer was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a man attempted to escape from the Provincial Courthouse on Spring Garden Road.

Police say a man who had just been sentenced to a jail term assaulted the officer as he was fleeing the courthouse, but was quickly taken into custody following a brief struggle with responding officers and sheriffs.

The officer was attending a scheduled court appearance on an unrelated matter.

HRP were called to the courthouse around 10:50 a.m. and shut down part of Spring Garden Road.

Charges are anticipated.