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DVD player on a bench shuts down part of West Edmonton Mall

A portion of West Edmonton Mall was closed to shoppers Tuesday today as police investigated a suspicious package. Lisa Wolansky, Global News

EDMONTON — Police have determined a suspicious package that shut down West Edmonton Mall for a portion of Tuesday morning was a DVD player left on a bench.

Police received a call at around 9 a.m. regarding the package in the upper level of the mall.

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A section of the mall was closed as the Edmonton Police Service Bomb Detail and Tactical Squad investigated the suspicious package.

Officers determined after an hour that the mysterious box left on a bench outside a sports store in Phase III was a DVD player.

All entrances to the mall were open once it was determined the package was not a threat.

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