Halifax Regional Police continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding a suspicious package in Halifax this morning.
At 10:48 a.m., police received a 9-1-1 call from a pay phone located at the intersection of South Street and Barrington Street from a male caller advising that there was a suspicious package at that location. Responding officers located a suspicious package and subsequently shut down vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Barrington Street, between Morris Street and Hollis Street.
Officers with the Explosive Disposal Unit attended the scene and cleared the package with the help of a bomb robot and a K-9 unit. The package was determined to be a briefcase filled with bricks. Barrington Street was re-opened to traffic at 12:30 p.m.
Anyone with information about the individual who made the 9-1-1 call or origin of the package 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