UPDATE: Halifax police search ends after finding long gun, but no suspect

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A Halifax Regional Police officer with his weapon drawn as an incident unfolds Saturday in Burnside.

DARTMOUTH - A police search here Saturday ended with officers finding a long gun, although no suspect.

Armed police descended on the area of Windmill and Dawn roads in the Burnside Industrial Park and evacuated three buildings after receiving a report of a gunman in the area.

Halifax Regional Police Sgt. Jeff Carr said officers received a report of a man pacing back and forth on the roof of a building with what appeared to be a long gun at approximately 11:30 a.m.

There was a  heavy police response, with the search ending just after 6 p.m.

By that point officers had found what Staff Sgt. Bill Morris described as a “long gun,” along with two pellet-type guns.

Morris said the guns had not been fired and that it was impossible to say if it was the same weapon that the caller reported seeing that morning, or even if anyone had been on the roof at all.

 

 

Geographic location: Dartmouth, Windmill Road, Burnside Industrial Park

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  • will wait and see
    June 07, 2014 - 17:06

    It could be panic and not real, after what happened in NB An over reaction or a hoax. Lets wait till facts are in. So it seems the police are taking the necessary steps to check it out. We hope its not real., and gets sorted out. If it were a hoax then punishment should be dealt out in the court.

  • SonnyD
    June 07, 2014 - 16:24

    .....There will always be CRAZY people, There will always be CRIMINALS, There will always be a risk of violence ANYWHERE....but at the end of the day thankfully its relatively rare for the average person to be exposed to it. When it does happen WE HOPE the Public and its paid Protector's do the right things to manage these situations with common sense reaction's not driven by emotional or political deception's and remember....not everyone is CRAZY or a CRIMINAL and there is still a vast but silent majority good people in this world

  • SonnyD
    June 07, 2014 - 16:23

    .....There will always be CRAZY people, There will always be CRIMINALS, There will always be a risk of violence ANYWHERE....but at the end of the day thankfully its relatively rare for the average person to be exposed to it. When it does happen WE HOPE the Public and its paid Protector's do the right things to manage these situations with common sense reaction's not driven by emotional or political deception's and remember....not everyone is CRAZY or a CRIMINAL and there is still a vast but silent majority good people in this world

  • sarah lelacheur
    June 07, 2014 - 16:10

    must be a friend of the other dude what the hell are people thinking.

  • betty creelman
    June 07, 2014 - 15:38

    hope they get him soon without any injuries

  • XComa
    June 07, 2014 - 14:12

    Copy Cat ...

    • don
      June 07, 2014 - 15:15

      yes but it is only the start. wait and see.

  • lereina
    June 07, 2014 - 13:32

    a other guy my god