Police charge man with two counts of attempted murder ​


**** HRP Media Release

Police charge man with two counts of attempted murder.


Police have charged a man in relation to a stabbing that occurred last week in Halifax.

At approximately 5 p.m. on June 5 police responded to a weapons incident in the area of Creighton Street and Charles Street in Halifax. Officers who were in the area observed an altercation on the street and went to investigate. The investigation revealed that two men who are known to each other were standing outside talking when they were approached by a group of 3-4 people. An altercation ensued and one man who was part of the larger group stabbed the other two men with a knife.

The suspect and two victims are known to each other.​ The two men, aged 45 and 47, were transported to hospital with what were believed to be​ non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was arrested at the scene without incident.

James Joseph Robinson, 43, of Halifax, is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face charges of:

  • Attempted murder (x2)
  • Assault with a weapon (x2)
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace
  • Breach of an undertaking

He is also facing charges of assault with a weapon, uttering threats to cause bodily harm and possession for the purpose of trafficking (x2) in relation to a separate incident involving one of the victims that had occurred earlier in the day.

The investigation is ongoing, and investigators are asking anyone who has information on this incident or video from the area to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.

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