Suspicious package discovered near Halifax military base

Halifax Regional Police respond to a suspicious package report in North End Halifax. Global Halifax/Alexa MacLean

A suspicious package in Halifax’s North End caused two streets to be blocked off Monday morning.

Shortly after 7 a.m., Halifax Regional Police shut down vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Gottingen Street between Almon and North Street.

Officers with the Explosive Disposal Unit located a briefcase and investigated the scene.

Military police also responded to the scene because the briefcase was found near the military base.

The briefcase was found to be empty and officers determined there was no threat.

All streets have been re-opened to traffic.

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