Police are investigating a threats call that occurred this evening.
At 5:15 p.m. police received a 911 call about possible threats to NSCC Akerley campus after the school received a threatening phone call that indicated harm would be done to people if they left the campus. Officers, including Patrol Units from HRP and RCMP as well as members of the HRP Emergency Response Team, flooded the area. They then escorted people from the premises in an orderly fashion and performed a sweep of the building. Responding officers did not find any evidence of a threat to public safety on the campus, and have cleared the scene.
Officers in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division will investigate the threat to determine its legitimacy as well as where the phone call originated.
Anyone with information about the person who may be responsible for making the threat is asked to call police at 902-490-5016. 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.
We thank the people who were on campus and those coming to pick people up at that location for their cooperation in relation to the evacuation this evening. We also extend our thanks to both the media and citizens for helping to relay information about the incident and the police response through social media.