Truro hospital under lockdown

Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro (NSHA photo)

The Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro is under lockdown.

Truro Police Chief Dave MacNeil tells our newsroom police received a request from the emergency department around 6 a.m. Friday for officers to attend and secure the facility.

MacNeil says the lockdown is a precautionary measure related to an incident in the Halifax area.

Details on the HRM incident have not been disclosed.

MacNeil tells our newsroom there is nothing to suggest a current threat to the Truro area community, reinforcing the lockdown was put in place as a precautionary measure.