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CRA building evacuated Thursday evening after report of suspicious package

GSPS safely detonated the package, and it does not appear it contained any explosives

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.