Package found in downtown Winnipeg building not dangerous, say fire officials
A suspicious package that was taken out of a downtown Winnipeg office building on Thursday afternoon was not dangerous, according to fire officials.
An area around 363 Broadway, between Carlton and Edmonton streets, was taped off and surrounded by police and fire vehicles after a 911 call came in at about 12:20 p.m.
"Upon their arrival, they decided that based on the evidence that they found to upgrade the incident to a full hazmat call," fire platoon chief Doug Martin told reporters.
Martin said a full hazmat unit went to the building to investigate, and the person who handled the package was quarantined as a precaution.
"Subsequent testing and examination by police and firefighters have determined that there was no danger to anyone," he said.
No details about what was in the package have been released.
The westbound lanes of Broadway between Carlton and Edmonton were closed until about 3 p.m. The area has since reopened to traffic.
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