Tests Show Powder Contained in Suspicious Saskatoon Packages Not Hazardous

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Detectives with the Saskatoon Police Service Targeted Enforcement Unit are now investigating a second incident today, involving a suspicious package.

1121

The second call reported that a suspicious substance had been delivered to the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. Fortunately quick-thinking employees handled the situation well and called immediately for emergency assistance. The efficiency of the Saskatoon Fire Department Hazardous Materials team allowed for the response to happen swiftly. Test results showed that the substance was not hazardous.

The SPS wishes to thank all agencies, patients and members of the public for their understanding in dealing with both hazardous material calls today. When responding to these types of incidents emergency personnel must proceed as if each situation poses a real threat to public safety. This at times, results in business or treatment delays, traffic restrictions and inconvenience for citizens.

Further updates on the investigation will be provided when they become available.

Release 2017-0268:

Saskatoon Police are investigating a second call for a suspicious package.

At approximately 12:40 p.m., March 27, 2017, Police received a call that a suspicious package containing what appeared to be a white powder substance had been delivered to a medical treatment centre on Campus Drive. Members of the SFD Hazardous Materials Unit are investigating to determine what the substance is.

(Occurrence Number: 17-28786)

Release 2017-0264:
Traffic restrictions are in place at 4th Avenue and 20th Street this hour as the Saskatoon Fire Department and Saskatoon Police investigate a suspicious package.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., March 27, 2017, Police received a report of an envelope containing what appeared to be a white powdery substance. It had been delivered to a business in the 200 block of 4th Avenue South. Members of the SFD Hazardous Materials Unit are now investigating to determine what the substance is.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid that intersection.

Saskatoon Police Service


ADVERTISEMENT