The Canada Revenue Agency building on Lasalle Boulevard was evacuated Thursday evening after an employee found a suspicious package.
Greater Sudbury Police said that at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 6, they received a call from a CRA employee about what was believed to be a suspicious package found in a mailbox within the building.
Members of the GSPS tactical unit specializing in explosives disposal investigated the incident. Through video surveillance footage, a man was seen leaving a package and acting suspiciously as he left the area.
Due to the man’s behaviour, the location being a federal building and the unknown contents of the package, the building was evacuated.
The suspicious package was removed from the mailbox using the robot and transported 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, according to police.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.