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Canada: Suspicious packages prompt evacuation of Nanaimo RCMP HQ Mar. 19

Suspicious packages prompt evacuation of Nanaimo Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) headquarters March 19; adjacent street cordoned off to traffic

19 Mar 06:57 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/19/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Vancouver). COUNTRY/REGION Nanaimo (British Columbia province)

Event

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) headquarters in Nanaimo (British Columbia province) has been evacuated on the morning (local time) of Tuesday, March 19, after police received two suspicious packages. Police have cordoned off the building and adjacent Fitzwilliam Street from its intersections with Milton and Prideaux streets.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected around the site over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Nanaimo are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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