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.

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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

Spencer Fernando is a columnist and reporter for MyToba News. You can read more of Spencer’s writing at his website SpencerFernando.com
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