October 06, 2016 - 6:16 AM
CLARK'S HARBOUR, N.S. - Nova Scotia RCMP say a 24-year-old man wearing a clown mask has been arrested after witnesses reported that he grabbed at the clothing of a young boy.
Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says the boy was with a group of youths who were walking along School Street in Clark's Harbour in southwestern Nova Scotia Tuesday evening.
The suspect, who was not identified, is facing a charge of breaching a court order.
It is the latest in a series of incidents involving creepy clowns in Nova Scotia and across the continent.
Earlier this week, Halifax police confirmed they were investigating after a photo posted on social media appeared to show a clown standing outside a local high school.
Students at Halifax West High School advised staff of the photo posted to Instagram Tuesday morning.
The photo appeared on an account called Halifax Clowns, which states: "We stalking you so keep your eyes open. We ain't killing, we just creeping."
Also on Tuesday, police in Truro, N.S., said they were aware of threats made on Facebook involving "clowns."
"We have received similar complaints from concerned citizens regarding this type of incident," said Clarke. "If people feel they have been threatened or intimidated, then they need to reach out to their local police."
Teenagers who were photographed in August wearing clown masks and wielding a chain allegedly chased kids from a park in Gatineau, Que.
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