Police call in bomb squad for suspicious package.


Out of an abundance of caution Vic PD shut down the area around Johnson and Blanshard during the rushour Friday after a caller reported a suspicious package in a garbage can outside a business.

VicPd's Bowen Osoko explains why the area was closed off and the bomb squad called in. "In this case they brought in the explosive detection dog as well as the use of other techniques to determine if it was a dangerous device. Once they determined it wasn't they used the tools they have to take it out of the garbage can and took a look. Turns out it was used needles."

Osoko says with everything going on in the world police take these calls very seriously. 

The improperly disposed of needles were removed and Osoko says they have a suspect and the investigation is continuing.

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