Concrete blocks found inside suspicious briefcase located at Halifax bus stop

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A police officer investigates a report of a suspicious package on Barrington Street on Tuesday.

Halifax police have given the all clear after investigating a suspicious briefcase located in a bus stop in downtown Halifax on Tuesday morning.

Police blocked off a section of Barrington between Morris and Hollis streets after the unattended briefcase was located around 10:50 a.m. in the bus stop.

Police say someone called from a payphone at the location on Barrington and South streets about the suspicious package.

Police evacuated some nearby businesses and a police bomb robot was also on scene.

Around 12:30 p.m., police gave the all clear and traffic was again allowed to resume as normal after determining concrete blocks were inside.

Geographic location: Halifax

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