Man arrested in suspicious package incident at Sudbury CRA
Thursday evening- Notre Dame Ave, Greater Sudbury
SUDBURY -- Sudbury police say a 60-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a suspicious package incident that caused the evacuation of the local Canada Revenue Agency building last Thursday.
At 6:15 p.m. August 6, police were called to the federal building on Notre Dame Avenue after a man "acting suspiciously" left a package in a mailbox inside the building.
All staff and security were evacuated while a remote robot removed the package and took it to a safe place where it was detonated and rendered safe.
Police said the package didn't appear to contain any explosives.
However, just after 2 p.m. on Saturday, the man believed to be responsible was located and charged with mischief.
He has been released and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 4.
The allegation has not been proven in court.
"It is always safer to (err) on the side of caution when a package of unknown origin is located and appears out of place," said Greater Sudbury Police Service in a news release. "If you are unaware of where a package came from or what a package contains, you are urged to review your organization’s policy for dealing with these types of situations and consult a supervisor. If the package is determined to be suspicious, contact Police immediately."