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Firearm used in attempted taxi driver robbery, police say

A man is in police custody accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver at gunpoint early on Thursday morning
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(Meghan Groff/CityNews Halifax)

A man is in police custody, accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver at gunpoint early on Thursday morning. 

According to Halifax Regional Police the incident happened just after 1 a.m. in the area of Russell and Isleville streets. 

They say the suspect got into the cab for a ride and pulled out a firearm in an attempt to rob the driver. 

Police have not offered many other details, only saying the suspect was arrested nearby. 

The investigation is ongoing, police say.  

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