The HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section is currently investigating a weapon incident that occurred this morning in Halifax.
At 7:35 a.m., police responded to the area of Gottingen Street and Falkland Street after an anonymous caller reported a man in a minivan was waving what appeared to be a handgun. Officers attended the area but did not locate the vehicle.
At 8:23 a.m., police responded to the area of Evans Avenue and Berts Drive after a motorist spotted a man in a minivan waiving what appeared to be a handgun. Officers were on scene quickly and while they were searching the area, another 9-1-1 call was placed advising that a man armed with what appeared to be a handgun was inside an apartment building on Dawn Street. Officers located the man inside the building, arrested him without incident and seized a replica handgun. A minivan matching the description provided by the callers was also located parked behind the building. The man was transported to police headquarters and is currently being interviewed. No charges have been laid at this time and there were no reported injuries.
Investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section are in the early stages of the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Halifax Regional Police at 490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
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