June 9, 2014 5:10 pm
Updated: June 9, 2014 6:29 pm

UPDATED: Halifax police re-open Public Gardens after lockdown and search


HALIFAX – Police have re-opened the Halifax Public Gardens Monday afternoon after evacuating it due to reports of a possible hidden weapon.

The park was evacuated around 11:40 a.m., some time after police received a report of a man walking in the area talking to himself about a gun hidden in the park.

The area was locked down while officers and a K-9 unit searched the park, but nothing was found.

Police found a 24-year-old man who was not armed and took him into custody for questioning.

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