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Ontario credit union branches reopen after bomb threat forces closures on Easter Monday

Meridian Credit Union confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that it had received a security threat on Easter Monday.
Meridian Credit Union confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that it had received a security threat on Easter Monday. Lisa Polewski / 900CHML

It was business as usual for over a hundred Meridian Credit Union locations on Tuesday, one day after a bomb threat closed all of its branches on Easter Monday.

Toronto police confirmed to Global News that there is currently an active divisional investigation in progress after a threat was made over the phone at 9:21 a.m. to a Meridian location in the city.

The St. Catharines-based credit union said in a statement on Tuesday that 91 branches and 11 commercial centres were affected by the threat, resulting in employees being sent home around noon on the holiday Monday.

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A company spokesperson also revealed that Meridian is working with Toronto police on the investigation and said the “situation has been resolved.”

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Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union and the third largest in Canada with more than 1,900 employees and close to 300,000 members.

Meanwhile, Hamilton police say a suspicious package found Tuesday morning near the Meridian location at the Centre on Barton is not connected to Monday’s threat.

In a release after its investigation, Hamilton police said: “No local businesses were targeted nor were any threats received in relation to this incident.”

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