The Regina Police Service has concluded its investigation into a possible “suspicious package” call on the 1700 block of Hamilton Street this morning, and has determined that the package is not a public safety risk.
At approximately 7:20 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018, police received a report of suspicious package on the sidewalk on the 1700 block of Hamilton Street. Police requested the Explosives Disposal Unit to investigate and instructed the public to stay clear of the immediate area, and established a safety perimeter around the device. The Explosives Disposal Unit assessed the object, and it was ultimately determined that the package posed no threat to public safety. Police dismantled the perimeter and cleared the area at approximately 10:00 a.m.
Investigation determined the origin of the package, and it was found to be non-criminal. Police determined that there was no further cause for alarm, and no charges will be laid in this incident.
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.