Halifax Regional Police has confirmed that the two weapons-related calls reported yesterday are not related.
Police were called shortly after 8:30 a.m. yesterday morning in relation to a report of a man walking in the area of Duke and Brunswick Streets in Halifax and carrying what was believed to have been a rifle wrapped in black cloth. While investigating that complaint, a second call was received at 11 a.m. about a man who had left a firearm on a Halifax Transit bus. The man left on foot walking southbound on Albemarle Street in Halifax. He was quickly apprehended at 11:08 a.m. near Argyle and Carmichael Streets. The 25-year-old man is expected to appear in Halifax Provincial Court later this morning. An unloaded sawed-off shotgun was seized.
Investigators are continuing to look into the first call.