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Halifax police temporarily close public gardens for suspicious package investigation

Halifax Regional Police have since cleared the area after determining there was no threat to the public. Reynold Gregor/Global News

Police say a suspicious package in the Halifax Public Gardens was found to not be a threat to the public on Monday.

Officers temporarily closed the gardens for about an hour and a half as they investigated.

In a tweet from its official Twitter account, the municipality announced that the gardens were temporarily closed at 9:30 a.m.

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Halifax Regional Police issued a brief statement less than an hour later saying they were investigating a suspicious package.

Police have since cleared the area after determining there was no threat.

The public gardens have now reopened.

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