Police have charged a 42-year-old Cole Harbour man with threats and weapons-related charges as part of an ongoing investigation on Old Dyke Rd., Grand Desert.
Christopher Burton Phillips has been charged with one count of Uttering Threats and one count of Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.
He will be escorted by police back to Nova Scotia at approximately 4:15 p.m. today and will be remanded. A court date is pending.
In regards to the investigation at Old Dyke Rd., two chemists from Health Canada will arrive this afternoon to assist RCMP chemists and officers at the scene. The role of the chemists will be to help determine the nature of the chemicals present.
The evacuation order on Old Dyke Rd remains in effect and is expected to remain in place overnight A further update will be provided Friday, January 23rd by 10 a.m.
‘I want to thank residents for their patience and understanding as we take the necessary time to carefully examine the property while maintaining public and officer safety,’ says C/Supt Roland Wells, Officer in Charge, Halifax District RCMP. ‘I also want to remind citizens that there were no environmental spills or contaminates at either Cole Harbour residence. Although we are in the preliminary stages of the Old Dyke Rd. investigation, we have no reason to believe there is site contamination there as well. If that was ever the case, police and fire would immediately advise the public of any danger.’
Cpl. Greg Church will be available to speak with media at 2 p.m. at the Cole Harbour RCMP Detachment, 1171 Cole Harbour Rd.