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A bomb threat forced the evacuation of bar in downtown Halifax after midnight last night, forcing 1,300 people into the streets — many of them without coats as the wind chill dipped to -12 C.

Halifax police say the threat against the Liquor Dome on Argyle Street was reported at 12:50 a.m.

Municipal buses were brought in to provide temporary shelter for those who could not leave because they didn’t have access to money or keys to their homes.

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Police blocked all vehicle traffic and a police dog searched the bar for explosives around 3 a.m.

No one was injured.

Police are asking for the public’s help as they continue their investigation.

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