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2 teens arrested after Halifax Transit driver, second man attacked

Two teens face assault charges after police say a Halifax Transit driver and another man were attacked Thursday afternoon in Dartmouth.

Around 4:50 p.m., a 46-year-old bus driver was walking to the Dartmouth terminal after finishing his shift when a group of around 10 youth confronted him, Halifax Regional Police spokesman Sgt. Gordon Graham said in a release. 

Police allege a 16-year-old punched the driver, then a 15-year-old kicked and punched him. The group then ran away through the Dartmouth Sportsplex parking lot, Graham said. 

The group then came across a 43-year-old man, who police allege was punched by the same two teen boys.

Pipe-like object

The 15-year-old allegedly used a pipe-like object to smash the taillight of the man’s car before using it to threaten the man, police said. 

Neither victim needed to go to the hospital.

People in the area helped detain the older teen until police arrived. The 15-year-old was arrested at his home, police said. 

The 16-year-old boy faces an assault charge. The 15-year-old boy is charged with assault, property damage and assault with a weapon. 

Both teens are expected in Halifax’s youth court at a later date.

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