Nova Scotia

Officer arrested in Eastern Passage threats incident released without charges

An investigation by Nova Scotia's independent police watchdog into allegations of threats involving a 35-year-old Halifax Regional Police officer continues, but the officer has been released without charges.

Police watchdog's investigation into threats call involving 35-year-old HRP officer continues

Police were called to a threats complaint on Birchill Drive in Eastern Passage on Monday. (Paul Palmeter/CBC)

A 35-year-old Halifax Regional Police officer arrested after a domestic incident Monday evening in Eastern Passage, N.S., has been released without charges, the Serious Incident Response Team confirms. 

Shauna MacDonald, acting director of SIRT, said Wednesday the investigation continues and the results will determine whether charges will be laid.

MacDonald said Halifax RCMP were called to a threats complaint on Birchill Drive at 4 p.m. on Monday

The incident, which RCMP said involved the male officer and a woman he knows, shut down traffic in both directions on Caldwell Road between Hornes Road and Hines Road for several hours.

RCMP said the officer was arrested nearby. No one was injured, and RCMP said the woman was not with the officer at the time of the threats incident.

SIRT is an independent team that investigates serious incidents arising from police actions in Nova Scotia and decides whether charges are warranted against an officer.