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Suspicious Item Evacuates Downtown Winnipeg Hotel

November 4, 2014 8:36 AM | News

Delta Winnipeg

Delta Winnipeg, 305 St. Mary Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

Delta Hotel Evacuation

Winnipeg police cruisers block off St. Mary Avenue near the Delta Winnipeg hotel on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. (METRO WINNIPEG / RYAN DRAHO)

Guests at the Delta Winnipeg were evacuated from their rooms Tuesday morning after a suspicious package was found on the property.

Winnipeg police say an item wrapped in black tape was found against a wall in the hotel’s parkade at around 7 a.m.

Guests and staff were evacuated from the St. Mary Avenue hotel shortly after and moved to the neighbouring RBC Convention Centre.

The police bomb unit was called in and used a water detonation device to secure the package.

Traffic was closed for a two-block radius, including on St. Mary, York, Hargrave, Graham and Carlton until just after noon.

Updated at 12:30 p.m.