November 14, 2017 4:58 pm
Updated: November 14, 2017 6:28 pm

All clear issued at U of T residences after suspicious object found

Toronto police responded to reports of a suspicious object on U of T's New College residence Tuesday afternoon.

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Two residences at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus were evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after reports of a suspicious object.

Toronto police and fire crews were called to Classic Avenue and Huron Street just before 3 p.m. after a special constable with the university said something suspicious was found in one of their halls.

Wetmore Hall and Wilson Hall were evacuated shortly after. A hazardous materials team was also called to the scene to investigate the object.

Toronto police said around 5 p.m. that CBRNE was in the process of disposing the object as a precaution.

The all clear was given just before 5:30 p.m., with police confirming that no explosive device was found.

Roads were closed in the area but have since reopened. U of T had also asked for the public to avoid the area at the time.

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