Halifax police investigating suspicious package on Akerley Boulevard
Halifax Regional Police are investigating the discovery of a suspicious package in Dartmouth.
Police and emergency crews were called to 13 Akerley Boulevard around 10:15 a.m. Monday.
Police say officers with the explosive disposal unit used a counter explosive charge to detonate the package.
The investigation to determine the nature of the package is ongoing.
A section of Akerley Boulevard was closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for several hours Monday. It reopened to traffic after 1 p.m.
Prior to the bang all police officers got in their vehicles. Moments later the loud bang went off. Possibly a controlled explosion. No official word from police as of yet.— Cory McGraw (@McgrawCory) November 19, 2018
JUST IN: traffic is now moving along Akerley Blvd. Situation appears to be under control. @CTVAtlantic— Cory McGraw (@McgrawCory) November 19, 2018