Incident shuts down HRP HQ in Burnside

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Halifax Police shut down a stretch of Wright Ave yesterday as they addressed a situation at their Burnside HQ location.

Shortly before 6pm, police discovered an unusual item in the lobby of their building.  It appeared to possibly be a flare, but due to uncertainties, police notified their explosives unit and blocked off the building.

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Once the bomb unit arrived, a wider closure of roads was enforced.  A bomb squad tech suited up while the bomb unit’s robot was prepped.

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Several trips were made between the truck and unit until one trip saw the tech remove an item in a bright container.  The roads were opened again Shortly after.

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No other info is currently available.

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