Just after 8 a.m., police responded to the Nova Scotia Community College – Institute of Technology campus located at 5685 Leeds Street for a bomb threat after the campus received a threatening message from an anonymous person. Officers are on scene and searching the area with the assistance of the K-9 Unit, however, nothing suspicious has been located to this point. The campus is being evacuated as a precaution and police ask people to avoid this area until further notice.
The investigation into this matter is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Spring Garden Rd
At 8:04 a.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a suspicious package in the area of the Old Halifax Central Library at 5381 Spring Garden Road. Responding officers subsequently shut down vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Spring Garden Road and surrounding streets temporarily.
Officers with the Explosive Disposal Unit attended the scene and determined there was no threat. The package was determined to be garbage and all streets have been re-opened to traffic.
Source: Media Release
Barrington St / Wright Ave
An area near Barrington St was also closed due to a suspicious package which turned out to be a cooler.
Wright Ave in the Crossing was also briefly closed between Commodore and Finlay.
Photos via Jim Smith