HALIFAX - A man has been arrested without incident after police descended on an area of Clayton Park over reports of someone dressed in camouflage and carrying two long guns on Tuesday.
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Police at the scene in Clayton Park in the search for an armed man.
Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages says the reports came in at 9:24 a.m. from two different people who say they saw the armed man.
One woman told police she saw a man in fatigues walking on the linear pathway near the end of Westridge Drive with a long gun on his back. A second call then came in of a man with two long guns on his back walking on the same path near Veronica Drive.
Police closed down Westgate Drive to traffic and there was a âlarge police presenceâ on scene, including a K-9 team.
Around 10:30 a.m., the suspect in question came out of the woods and surrendered to police.
Police say he was carrying numerous pellet guns and was dressed in camouflage.