Canada Suspicious item prompts U of T evacuations

05:07  15 november  2017
05:07  15 november  2017 Source:   Toronto Star

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Wetmore and Wilson Halls were evacuated - and police were called - after the item was found on Tuesday afternoon.

NEWARK -- A Newark Liberty International Airport terminal was reopened after a suspicious package prompted a partial evacuation of the area Saturday afternoon, officials said. The item was found at Terminal A on level 3, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

Two halls at the University of Toronto have been evacuated as Toronto Police investigate a suspicious item found in one of the university’s residences on Tuesday afternoon.

Const. Jenniferjit Sidhu said police were called to 21 Classic Ave. at around 2:50 p.m. after “something suspicious” was found in the area.

Wilson Hall and Wetmore Hall have both been evacuated, the University of Toronto said in a statement posted on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

Police have evacuated Wetmore Hall after © Rene Johnston Police have evacuated Wetmore Hall after "something suspicious" was found in the building.

Both Toronto Police and Toronto Fire are at the scene.

The exact nature of the item – and why the building has been evacuated – hasn’t been officially confirmed by police.

The police’s CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear/Explosive) team, which investigates suspicious packages, has been called in.

No injuries have been reported.

Eastbound lanes on Harbord St. at Spadina Ave. have been shut down.

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