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Montreal police operation closes part of Ville-Marie at Peel Street

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WATCH ABOVE: A suspicious package found outside of a commercial building forced the closure of Peel Street Friday morning – Dec 15, 2017

A suspicious package was found early Friday morning outside a commercial building on Peel Street between De Maisonneuve and Sainte-Catherine streets.

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Police closed off the area around 4 a.m., after the package was found.

“We closed off the area, as is procedure for suspicious packages,” Montreal police spokesperson Raphael Bergeron said.

“The SWAT team is on-site, we will update once we have the area secured.”

In addition to the street being sectioned off, Montreal police confirmed the Cours Mont-Royal entrance to the Peel Metro station was also closed during the operation.

A bomb disposal robot was deployed around 7:40 a.m. and the robot’s detonation device was triggered shortly after.

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Peel Street was reopened to traffic just before 9:00 a.m.