Police have been on scene at a barricaded person call in Halifax since earlier this morning.
Update 7:47pm 11/16/12
Barricaded Person (UPDATE)
The man and woman that had previously been taken into custody have both been released from Police custody. The woman was released without charges and the other person, a 55 year old male from Halifax was released from custody to attend court at a later date to face several weapon related charges.
Police have cleared the scene at a barricaded person call in Halifax.
At 5:20 a.m., an officer witnessed a suspect in a residence located at 6024 Compton Avenue with a firearm. Patrol officers, investigators, the Emergency Response Team and a Crisis Negotiator responded to this incident.
Shortly after 11 a.m., a man and a woman were taken into custody by police from the residence in question; however investigators have yet to determine their connection to the original incident involving a firearm. At 2 p.m., police obtained a search warrant and the Emergency Response Team entered the residence. No additional suspects were located and the scene was turned over to investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section who will be executing the search warrant. Police blocked off several streets during this incident and the streets were re-opened around 3 p.m. Evacuated residents were also allowed to return to their homes.
Investigators in the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section are continuing the investigation and anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 490-5016. 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.
At 5:20 a.m., an officer witnessed a man in a residence located at 6024 Compton Avenue with a firearm. Patrol officers, investigators, the Emergency Response Team and a Crisis Negotiator responded to this incident.
Shortly after 11 a.m., a man and a woman were taken into custody by police from the residence in question; however investigators have yet to determine their connection to the original incident involving a firearm. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided when it becomes available.
The police appreciate the cooperation from the public who had to alter their morning commute to avoid the affected area. A number of streets remain closed at this time to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic ensure public safety:
• Compton Avenue
• Robie Street southbound between Cunard and Williams Streets,
• Robie Street northbound between Quinpool Road and Cunard Street.
Police are also asking pedestrians walking in the area of the Halifax Common to avoid the west side (Robie Street) and north side (Cunard Street) and stay to the centre of the Common as a precaution.
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