Nova Scotia

Hoax bomb threat clears homeless shelter

A shelter for homeless men in Halifax was temporarily evacuated today after someone called a bomb threat.

No explosives found at Halifax's Metro Turning Point

Residents at Metro Turning Point were evacuated just after 6 a.m. Sunday. (Google Streetview)

A shelter for homeless men in Halifax was evacuated Sunday after it received a bomb threat.

Police were called to Metro Turning Point on Barrington Street just before 6 a.m. 

They say the shelter received a call from a man who said the building would blow up within the hour. 

Staff and residents were evacuated while police searched the building, but no explosives were found. Police say residents were allowed back in the building around 7:30 a.m.

Police continue to investigate.

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