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Driver cuts traffic-control worker after being told to detour


- Herald file
- Herald file

Halifax Regional Police are looking to identify a man who cut a traffic-control worker with a knife after he was told he couldn’t make a turn at a construction site in Halifax early Monday morning.

At about 1:30 a.m., police received a report of an assault near the intersection of St. Andrews and Chisholm avenues, police said in a news release.

A traffic-control worker approached a driver to let him know he couldn’t make the turn he was trying to make because of construction.

After a short verbal fight, the driver got out of his car and cut the traffic-control worker in the arm with a knife, the release said. The driver then fled in his car.

There was a man in the passenger seat of the car at the time of the incident.

The traffic-control worker went to hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver is described as a man in his mid-20s, five-foot-nine with a very thin build, short crewcut hair and clean-shaven face. The car was an older-model grey Honda Civic with rust on the rear wheel wells.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 902-490-5020 or Crime Stoppers.

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