HALIFAX -- A 28-year-old Halifax man is facing several charges for allegedly threatening to stab police officers before he was subdued by a stun gun.

Police say they were responding to a call on Barrington Street at about 10 p.m. Tuesday when a man who wasn't involved in the incident approached and threatened to kill both officers.

They say they arrested the man, but he fled on foot before stopping on Brunswick Street nearby and yelling that he was going to stab them.

Police say they deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon, but no one was injured.

They say they seized a knife near the man.

He was taken into custody and will appear in court to face charges of assaulting a police officer with a knife, possession of a weapon and uttering threats.