Pointe-Claire, Que. shopping plaza evacuated for police investigation

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WATCH: A mall in Pointe-Claire was partially evacuated on Wednesday as a preventative measure after a threat was reported to police. Global’s Elizabeth Zogalis reports – Dec 29, 2021

A West Island shopping centre was the scene of a bizarre incident on Wednesday afternoon.

Stores at Complexe Pointe-Claire in Pointe-Claire, Que., were evacuated for approximately an hour, leaving shoppers and store employees outside while police searched the area.

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The SPVM responded to a threatening call around 11:45 a.m but could not provide many details except that a thorough search of the area was conducted before allowing stores to reopen.

It isn’t clear what exactly the threat was, but police say the matter was investigated and the case is closed.

It was business as usual by 1:45 in the afternoon.

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