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Police look to identify man after firearm found in abandoned backpack

When an employee checked the bag for contact information, they found the firearm inside
A surveillance photo of a man police say left behind a backpack in which a firearm was found. (Halifax RCMP)

The Mounties and Halifax police are asking for help identifying a man after a firearm was found in an abandoned backpack. 

According to the RCMP, on August 30th at around 3 p.m., a man entered a restaurant on Sackville Dr. in Lower Sackville and left not long after.

He left behind a backpack, and when an employee checked it for contact information, they found the firearm. 

The matter is now being investigated by the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division. Police have released surveillance photos of the man in hopes the public can identify him.

Anyone with information is asked to call Halifax District RCMP, or Halifax Regional Police.


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