Sudbury police detonate suspicious package found at CRA; doesn't appear to have contained explosives
Greater Sudbury Police say a suspicious package found at the Canada Revenue Agency building Thursday evening has been rendered "safe." (File)
SUDBURY -- Greater Sudbury Police say a suspicious package found at the Canada Revenue Agency building Thursday evening has been rendered "safe."
In a news release Friday, police said a controlled detonation of the package was conducted, but it doesn’t appear as though it contained explosives.
Police received the call at 6:15 p.m. from an employee at the CRA regarding what was believed to be a suspicious package found in a mailbox in the building.
Members of the tactical unit specializing in explosive disposal arrived at the building on Notre Dame Avenue to investigate.
"Through video surveillance footage, a man was seen leaving and package and acting suspiciously as he left the area," police said.
"Due to the man’s behaviour, the location being a federal building and the unknown contents of the package, the building was evacuated by staff and security."
The package was removed from the mailbox using a robot and taken to a safe location. A controlled detonation was conducted and the package was rendered safe.
"It does not appear that the package contained any explosives," police said. "The investigation into the incident is ongoing."
Greater Sudbury police are investigating reports of a suspicious package discovered at the Canada Revenue Agency building on Notre Dame Ave.
Tactical officers are on scene and say they have located the package and are currently working to identify it.
CRA employees were sent home late Thursday afternoon following the discovery.
This is a developing story.