SWAT team called in after suspicious package found in Villeray
Police were called in Friday evening to diffuse a suspicious package found in an alley in Montreal’s Villeray-Park Extension-Saint-Michel borough.
A resident called police at around 6 p.m. after he discovered the package near Villeray Street and des Érables Avenue.
Surrounding homes in the area were evacuated as the SWAT team and a police robot safely diffused the package.
“Police don’t take any chances,” Montreal police spokesperson Daniel Lacoursière said.
In the end, Lacoursière said it was a false alarm, and the package only contained a “pyrotechnic piece.”
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