Halifax police investigating after man spotted with firearm

Halifax Regional Police are investigating after a man was spotted with a gun in Williamswood, N.S. Natasha Pace/Global News

Halifax — There was a large police presence Saturday¬†morning in the community of Williamswood, just outside Halifax.

Police were called to this home following a report of a man with a firearm. Natasha Pace/Global News

Officers responded to a 911 call shortly after 11 a.m. about a male standing in the driveway of a home on Moody Point Drive with a gun.

Members of the Emergency Response Team and the K-9 unit were called in to assist police.

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Two men were taken into custody by officers and are currently being interviewed.

Police have now secured the scene around the home and are waiting for a search warrant so they can thoroughly search the home.

A member of Halifax Regional Police secures the home while officers wait for a search warrant. Natasha Pace/Global News

Officers tell Global News they believe the weapon that prompted the 911 call is somewhere inside the home.

“The offence was that a male had a firearm, so we need to determine whether or not it was a real firearm, you know what was the intention. Right now, we’re still in the early stages of the investigation,” said Staff Sgt. Bill Morris, Halifax Regional Police.

A vehicle was seen fleeing the scene before police arrived at the home. Officers are still trying to track down who was inside that vehicle and what the connection is to the incident.

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At this point, no charges have been laid.


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