Halifax police investigating report of man impersonating police officer near trail

Halifax Regional Police say they’re investigating a report of a man pretending to be a police officer near a trail over the weekend.

In a news release Monday, police said they responded to a report of a suspicious person in a parking lot at 61 Chadwick Pl. at around 1 p.m. Sunday.

“The caller reported seeing a man wearing a black hat with ‘RCMP-POLICE-GRC’ written on it sitting in a light grey sedan,” police said in the release.

When asked what he was doing there, the man stated he was with Halifax Regional Police and was watching the trails in the area, police said.

He was wearing a black nylon zip-up shirt and a black baseball cap with “RCMP-POLICE-GRC” written on it.

“Police believe there may have been people who witnessed the incident and are asking anyone with information or video from the area to call police at 902-490-5020,” police said.

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