On January 14, at 6:03 p.m. Halifax Regional Police received a 911 call regarding a suspicious device at 7 Parker Street in Dartmouth. Responding officers were directed to the device and as a result the apartment building was evacuated. EHS and Halifax Regional Fire Service were contacted to assist. Due to the nature of the device and the area it was located members of the Forensic Identification were contacted and they responded with the Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU). Metro Transit were contacted and they provided buses to shelter the displaced residents.
The EDU technicians assessed the situation and deployed their explosive robot. Technicians examined the device through the robot and based on their observations they determined a render safe procedure would by implemented. The device was disrupted by utilizing a water disruptor fired from the robot. A EDU technician then entered the area and determined the device was not explosive.
A K-9 unit was then deployed to search the public areas of the building to determined if any other packages or devices were present. At approximamtely 10:00 p.m. building management was adivsed that residents were allowed to return to their aparmtents.
At this time, officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section are in the early stages of the investigation. 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.