Last night at 9:30 p.m., Halifax Regional Police officers responded to a report of a vehicle on Hwy 111 with a passenger in possession of a handgun.
A witness stated that they observed the suspect vehicle and a second vehicle who appeared to be following each other and jockeying for position on the highway. The witness further observed the suspect vehicle take the exit 6 ramp to Main Street and at that time, observed the handgun out the window. Multiple HRP and RCMP units responded to the area and located the vehicle on Forest Hill Parkway near Cedarwood Drive. A high risk vehicle takedown was conducted and three 17-year-old male youths were taken into custody without incident. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a pellet hand gun.
All of the youths have been released from police custody and this matter remains under investigation.