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Bomb unit responds to scare at airport Canada Post building

Emergency crews, including the bomb unit, responded to the Canada Post building at Winnipeg's International Airport Tuesday evening.
Emergency crews, including the bomb unit, responded to the Canada Post building at Winnipeg's International Airport Tuesday evening. Jeremy Desrochers

WINNIPEG — Emergency crews, including the bomb unit, responded to a bomb scare at the Canada Post building at Winnipeg’s International Airport Tuesday evening.

Officers appeared to focus their efforts on a small building at the rear of the Canada Post grounds.

Reports from the scene indicated the Canada Post building was evacuated for a short time, but it turned out to be another false alarm.

It’s been several days since the city’s last bomb scare.

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Emergency crews have been responding to multiple calls for suspicious packages since early July, when a letter bomb detonated at a Winnipeg law office. That explosion severely injured lawyer Maria Mitousis, who lost a hand and underwent extensive surgery.

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Guido Amsel, 49, is charged with attempted murder and several other offenses.

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