Nova Scotia

Hollis Street apartments evacuated after firearm call

Halifax Regional Police have a man and woman in custody after an incident downtown Saturday morning that may have involved a firearm.

A 911 call came in around 9:10 a.m. about a man with a firearm inside an apartment

Halifax Regional Police have a man and woman in custody after an incident downtown Saturday morning that may have involved a firearm.

Staff Sgt. Bill Morris says a 911 call came in around 9:10 a.m. about a man in an apartment on Hollis Street with a firearm.

Morris says the man was wanted for various domestic assaults over the past couple of weeks.

"We normally don't report on those, but as a result of an ongoing assault, we received information today that a male was located in a residence in the 1200 block of Hollis Street and that he had a firearm," said Morris.

The man was talked out of the unit by officers at the scene. A man and woman were taken into custody.

Morris says the man will be charged with several assault offences. He says the woman will be held until officers can determine what her level of involvement was in the incident.

Police will remain on scene, Morris said, until officers can get a warrant to search the residence.

Some residents were ushered from their units during the incident, but have been allowed to return.

Hollis Street was closed for about an hour between Morris Street and Marginal Road, but has since reopened.

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