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Canada Suspicious item prompts U of T evacuations

05:07  15 november  2017
05:07  15 november  2017 Source:   thestar.com

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Police have evacuated Wetmore Hall after "something suspicious " was found in the building. An evacuation of two halls at the University of Toronto is now over after a police investigation into a suspicious item found in one of the university’s residences.

RESEDA (CBS) — A suspicious package Tuesday prompted the evacuation of a Jons Market in Reseda, as well as neighboring businesses and homes. A call went out to authorities about 5 p.m. of the item resembling a hand grenade.


Two halls at the University of Toronto have been evacuated as Toronto Police investigate a suspicious item found in one of the university’s residences on Tuesday afternoon.

Const. Jenniferjit Sidhu said police were called to 21 Classic Ave. at around 2:50 p.m. after “something suspicious” was found in the area.

Wilson Hall and Wetmore Hall have both been evacuated, the University of Toronto said in a statement posted on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

Police have evacuated Wetmore Hall after © Rene Johnston Police have evacuated Wetmore Hall after "something suspicious" was found in the building.

Both Toronto Police and Toronto Fire are at the scene.

The exact nature of the item – and why the building has been evacuated – hasn’t been officially confirmed by police.

The police’s CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear/Explosive) team, which investigates suspicious packages, has been called in.

No injuries have been reported.

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