Halifax Regional Police responded to a suspicious package call at Halifax Regional Police Headquarters earlier this afternoon.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., a front desk staff member noticed an unattended backpack in the lobby of Halifax Regional Police Headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street. Non-essential employees were evacuated from the building and Gottingen Street from Cogswell Street to Rainnie Drive was closed to pedestrians and vehicles for a short time.
Officers with the Explosive Disposal Unit examined the backpack and determined that there was no threat. While the investigation is ongoing, it’s believed that someone left their backpack behind.