Nothing found after businesses evacuated after threat of suspicious package

Peterborough, ON, Canada / CHEX TV
Nothing found after businesses evacuated after threat of suspicious package

A major police presence Thursday morning on Rye Street as police investigated the threat of a suspicious package at the Canada Post sorting plant.

It’s reported the post office mail-sorting plant received a phone call around 8 a.m. about the package. Webber Avenue was closed from Lansdowne Street to Harper Road for the investigation. All businesses in the area, including the post office, were evacuated. About¬†70 postal workers waited outside for word they could return.¬†They received orders to get out just as theycanada-post-pic were to begin sorting mail for the day.

Around 10:30 a.m, Peterborough police indicated that the Durham Regional Police Service’s canine unit was en route to the location to help with the search.

At about 12:20, the scene was cleared by police; nothing had been found. Businesses in the area have reopened.

Canada Post said given the four-hour shutdown and holiday long weekend, customers can expect some delays with mail deliveries.

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