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Suspicious package at Mount Forest housing complex found not to be explosive: police

Police were called to the scene shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday
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File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police
A package that was reported to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as suspicious has been determine by the OPP Explosive Disposal Unit (E.D.U.) to be non-explosive. Residences that had been evacuated have been allowed to return to the area.

On Nov. 25, 2021, at approximately 8:40 a.m., members of the OPP 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.

OPP continue to investigate. 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.