Halifax man charged with assault

Police make arrest after bar fight

the toothy moose
The assault occurred inside the Toothy Moose early Sunday morning. Photo: www.halifax-restaurants.com

Halifax Regional Police have charged 22-year-old Jeffrey Bryan MacDonald, with assault and assault with a weapon.

MacDonald was held in custody and appeared in Halifax Provincial Court today. He will return to court tomorrow.

At roughly 2 a.m., Sunday morning, police were called to the Toothy Moose bar on Argyle Street.
Police say a 28-year-old man was seriously cut in the face with a broken beer bottle numerous times.

Paramedics treated the victim at the scene and then took him to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre.

It is uncertain whether he remains in hospital.

The suspect fled the area, but a witness directed officers to his location on the corner of Argyle and Carmichael Street.

Although the Toothy Moose has a history of assaults, it remains a popular nightclub for university students.

In 2011, 23-year-old James Phillip Mattatall, was found unresponsive on Argyle Street after an incident occurred inside the bar. He later died in hospital.

In 2012, 28-year-old Toni Gilchrist was sucker punched in the bar and faced thousands of dollars in dental bills.