Police take two into custody after temporarily shutting down Primrose St. in Dartmouth
UPDATE: Halifax Regional Police said Monday that a 23-year-old man who was held in custody overnight is facing numerous weapons-related, death threats and unlawful confinement charges. A 29-year-old man who had been arrested was released without charges. The victim was not injured and police say the “individuals involved were known to one another.”
Halifax Regional Police (HRP) have taken two men into custody after temporarily shutting down a portion of Primrose Street in Dartmouth.
Police say that at approximately 3:25 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the 36 block of Primrose Street in response to a report that two men, one armed with a handgun, had allegedly entered the caller’s residence and threatened to kill the caller.
Multiple units, including the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and a K9 unit, responded to the scene and secured the suspects inside an apartment.
As a result of the developing incident, HRP shut down both ends of Primrose Street and Pinecrest Drive to traffic, while residents in the surrounding area were asked to remain in their homes.
Shortly after 4 p.m., both suspects surrendered to members of the ERT. The apartment has since been cleared of all people, and police have secured the home as they await a search warrant.
The two men, a 23-year-old and a 29-year-old both from Dartmouth, were arrested for weapons offences and uttering threats.
No one was injured in the incident.
The two men are being held for court, and charges are expected to be laid.
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Both Primrose Street and Pinecrest Drive are now open to use for motorists and pedestrians.
HRP say there is no public safety concern at this time and they are not searching for any other suspects.
Police say their investigation is ongoing.
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