May 5, 2015 6:34 pm

Suspicious packages sent to 17 court offices in Manitoba

Winnipeg fire and police vehicles at the Law Courts investigate a report of a suspicious package on Wednesday April 8, 2015

Randall Paull

WINNIPEG – Whoever is sending suspicious packages to court facilities in Manitoba seems determined to reach them all.

Manitoba RCMP say 17 court offices in Manitoba have now received the odd items in the mail.

The incidents began April 8th when emergency crews were called to 5 court houses including the main Law Courts building in Winnipeg, plus Morden, Brandon, Minnedosa and Thompson.

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READ MORE: RCMP investigate suspicious packages sent to courts in Manitoba

Investigators found that the packages contained no dangerous chemicals, and had originated in China. But police won’t say any more about what the packages contained or what is known about who sent them.

A Manitoba RCMP spokesperson couldn’t say late Wednesday which additional Manitoba court facilities had received suspicious packages.

READ MORE: 4 more suspicious packages delivered to courthouses across Nova Scotia

Similar items began appearing in the mail this week at court houses in Nova Scotia.

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