Police Urge Public to Call 911 to Deal with Suspicious Packages

Police Urge Public to Call 911 to Deal with Suspicious Packages

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are stressing the public call 911 immediately should they come across a suspicious package.

The parking lot of the West District police station on Grant Avenue was cordoned off Monday evening after a resident left a suspicious package in her vehicle.

Police say the woman had received the package addressed to her, but with no return address, earlier in the day. She drove to the police station with the item to have it investigated.

The police bomb unit responded and found the package was not an explosive device.

“The service has trained professionals ready to assess and deal with such incidents in the safest possible manner,” police said in a release. “Movement of such packages can also be catastrophic due to the potentially unstable contents, so please do not risk your safety or the safety of others.”


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