At about 11:10 a.m. an employee of one of the local media outlets called 911 to report a tweet from an unknown person who indicated they were getting guns and explosives and going to harm themselves and others. It appeared that the person was targeting an address in the 5900 block of Spring Garden Road in Halifax. Several police units responded and one of the businesses in the area was evacuated upon consultation with the owners. Spring Garden Road was blocked between Carleton and Robie Streets with vehicular and pedestrian traffic being restricted from the area. Officers notified people at several businesses and residences in the area regarding the potential threats and most persons left the area on their own. An K9 Unit trained in detecting explosives attended and checked all the businesses in one complex with nothing of note located. The area was reopened after about four hours. At this point there has been no other threats from this Twitter account that police are aware of at this time. Officers in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division will continue the investigation in the hopes of identifying the person or people responsible. The safety of our citizens and businesses is paramount, and police take these threats seriously and respond appropriately. Anyone with information about this situation is asked to call police at 902-490-5016 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).