Halifax Regional Police is releasing the 9-1-1 recording from the bomb threat that took place this weekend in Halifax.
On Friday, June 7 at 7:45 p.m., a man contacted 9-1-1 and made threats which alluded to the Boston Marathon bombings and indicated that something similar would happen in Halifax. It was determined the call originated from a payphone at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street. Officers were on scene within minutes and did not locate anyone near the payphone. A search of the surrounding area failed to locate anything suspicious in nature.
Officers contacted the organizers of several charity gatherings in the city and informed them of the threats. As a result, the organizers of the Relay for Life and the Arthritis Walk made the decision to cancel their event.
In an attempt to identify the man responsible for this threat, HRP is making the 9-1-1 tape recording public. The man can be heard stating, “Remember the Boston bombing, well that’s gonna (expletive) happen up here in Halifax (inaudible) my (expletive) (expletive)”
It is disheartening that someone would make such threats and affect several charity events in our community which many people enjoy every year. Anyone with information about the man responsible for this senseless incident is asked to contact 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.