Bomb threat shuts down The Dome in Halifax
More than 1,000 patrons and staff were evacuated early Sunday morning
A bomb threat led police to evacuate The Dome in the midst of the weekend's busiest club hours — but after shutting down the block, police found no explosives.
Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, Halifax police responded to a report of a bomb at the Argyle Street club.
About 1,300 patrons and staff had to exit the club, many of whom left without jackets into below-freezing temperatures.
According to a police news release, Halifax Transit buses were used as a temporary shelter.
Police blocked all vehicle and pedestrian traffic surrounding The Dome on Argyle, Carmichael, Prince and Grafton Streets.
At about 3:20 a.m., a police dog trained to detect explosives arrived at the scene and confirmed the bomb threat was unfounded. Streets were reopened to traffic by 3:40 a.m.
Police say they are investigating but have no suspect information and are asking the public for tips.
Tips can be called into police at 902-490-5020.