Halifax man, 62, wrestles fake handgun from home invaders
Police were called to the area of Dunview Avenue and Longmore Street at around 10 p.m. Friday night after receiving reports of a shooting in the area.
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, January 24, 2013 6:59AM EST
HALIFAX -- Halifax police are investigating an odd incident involving a fake handgun.
Police say a 62-year-old Dartmouth man managed to disarm a would-be thief when the victim realized the handgun pointed at him was phoney.
The assailant with the bogus weapon was one of five people who barged into the victim's Kennedy Drive apartment at 8:30 p.m.
The group included two females and three males.
After a brief struggle, the victim grabbed the gun and the suspects fled the scene.
Police later arrested one of the female suspects, who is known to the victim.