February 14, 2018 10:29 am
Updated: February 14, 2018 11:02 am

Halifax police bomb unit examining suspicious package found in abandoned vehicle

Police are examining a suspicious package found inside a small black car along the side of Highway 102.

Ken Montgomery/ Global News

Halifax Regional Police are investigating a suspicious package that was found on Wednesday inside an abandoned vehicle along Highway 102.

The vehicle is located on the southbound shoulder of the highway between the Kearney Lake Road and Bayers Lake exits.

As of noon, police had wrapped up their investigation on scene and had re-opened that section of highway.

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Police discovered the package when they arrived just before 8 a.m.

Members of the Explosive Disposal Unit were on scene examining the package.

Officers are on scene with the Explosive Disposal Unit to examine the package.

Paul Dewitt/ Global News

Police closed both southbound lanes on Highway 102 between the Kearney Lake Road and Bayers Lake exits and asked motorists to avoid the area if possible.

Drivers in the northbound lanes were asked to remain focused on driving and not to be distracted by police activity.

READ MORE: Halifax police arrest man in connection to bomb threat at bank

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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