Bomb Unit Called To Downtown Winnipeg
UPDATE: Winnipeg Police have detonated the suspicious package. Police have said there was no danger to the safety of the public. Previously closed roads will be reopened.
WINNIPEG, MB – Part of Winnipeg’s downtown has been closed to traffic after a suspicious package was found.
Police are on the scene.
Workers at the Vital Statistics building at 254 Portage Avenue have been evacuated.
Portage avenue between Fort & Smith Street, and southbound Garry Street from Ellice to Graham Avenue has been shut down.
A bag sitting on top of a garbage bin seems to be the package in question.
The police bomb unit is on the way.
Spencer Fernando, MyToba News