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.