N.B. man charged af­ter woman at­tacked in Hal­i­fax

Cape Breton Post - - Province/Atlantic -

HAL­I­FAX — A 29-year-old New Brunswick man is fac­ing sex­ual as­sault charges af­ter a woman was at­tacked in Hal­i­fax early Mon­day.

Po­lice say the woman was walk­ing alone on Spring Gar­den Road when she no­ticed a man closely fol­low­ing her. When the woman turned around, po­lice say she saw a man mas­tur­bat­ing.

Po­lice say he im­me­di­ately lunged at her and sex­u­ally as­saulted her over her cloth­ing. She yelled and he ran off. Po­lice re­sponded shortly be­fore 3 a.m. and ar­rested a man be­hind the pro­vin­cial court house af­ter a foot pur­suit.

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