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Police investigate suspicious package left at Mount Forest housing complex

The complex was evacuated and residents were taken to a warming centre
2021-05-20 OPP cruiser
On Nov. 25, 2021, at approximately 8:40 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Wellington County Detachment responded to a report of a suspicious package at a housing complex on Egremont St. North in the Town of Mount Forest. It was reported that a suspicious package was observed by the front door of the apartment building.

Police with the assistance of Wellington County Housing evacuated the residents from the building and they were relocated to the warming centre which was set up at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex.

The OPP Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) is en route to the scene to dispose of the package. There is no other known risk to public safety at this time and more information will be released when it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the OPP toll free at 1-888-310-1122 or online. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online . You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

OPP want to remind anyone who may come across a suspicious package - not to handle it…keep a safe distance - and call police immediately.