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Discovery Of Body Leads To Evacuations In Halifax

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Hazmat response in Halifax. (Photo Credit: Steven Dodrill, WATD-FM)

Hazmat response in Halifax. (Photo Credit: Steven Dodrill, WATD-FM)

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HALIFAX (CBS) – The discovery of a body in a Halifax condominium led to a bomb scare and evacuations Monday night.

david pierce Discovery Of Body Leads To Evacuations In Halifax

David Pierce (Photo courtesy Halifax Police)


WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

Firefighters were called to the Halifax Meadows condominiums at about 6 p.m. where they found the body of 70-year-old David Pierce.

Pierce, a retired teacher, had been reported missing about a week ago.

Foul play is not suspected in his death.

But, substances and a box labeled “explosives” were found near his body, so a hazardous materials team and a bomb squad were called in and the entire block of condos was evacuated.

Authorities carefully removed the items and brought them to a field where they were detonated.

The substances turned out to be common household items and neighbors were allowed to return to their homes.

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