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Hamilton police say carpet was suspicious package found in Westdale

Don Mitchell / Global News

A suspicious package reported to Hamilton police on Thursday night turned out to be a rolled-up carpet left in a bag at a Westdale bank.

Officers were called out to the scene near King Street West and Marion Avenue South around 9:30 p.m. after reports of an abandoned bag.

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The incident closed King for several hours.

“Multiple resources were utilized until it was concluded the suspicious package was no threat to the public,” Const. Krista-Lee Ernst told Global News.

The scene was cleared after any potential threat was ruled out by police around 11:30 p.m.

 

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