The Regina Police Service is conducting an investigation into a suspicious package incident, after receiving word today, Thursday, October 30th, of a suspicious package left, sometime overnight, at the main entrance of Government House, at 4607 Dewdney Avenue.
This investigation began when an employee of Government House found a container at the main doors of Government House at about 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The container is a piñata. The employee advised an RCMP liaison (a normal, established point of contact between Government House and police), who did an initial risk assessment. It was determined that this object did not pose an imminent threat to safety. Then, because this incident occurred in the city of Regina, the Regina Police Service was notified and members dispatched at 10:06 a.m. to begin an investigation into the circumstances.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have information to assist police is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
As always, police remind members of the public to call police if they note any suspicious activity or see a package or other item that looks unusual or out of place. All such calls are taken seriously and assessed for potential risk to public safety. In cases where it is deemed necessary, additional resources are assigned and public advisories issued. The Regina Police Service thanks the public and media for their co-operation and confidence.