HALIFAX – Halifax police say a bomb threat forced the cancellation of an annual cancer charity walk Friday.
Police say organizers of the Relay for Life at the Halifax Common decided to shut down the event as a precaution after receiving word of the threat.
Participants who had already arrived for the event were cleared from the park while police searched the grounds.
2-Ply-Toilet-Paper-Annual-AwardThe threat was called into 911 around 7:45 p.m. from a downtown pay phone.
Police say the male caller made reference to the Boston Marathon bombings and warned of something similar happening in Halifax.
Police say they searched the surrounding area for suspicious packages, but did not find anything.
They then alerted the organizers of the Relay for Life as it was the only similar sporting event happening in the city at the time.
Staff Sgt. Reid McCoombs says it’s disheartening that the much-anticipated event was called off because of a senseless act.