Suspicious package forces 10 hour evacuation of Nanaimo RCMP detachment


The Nanaimo RCMP detachment was closed for 10 hours as investigators dealt with a suspicious package Tuesday night.

Officers discovered the package about 10 pm Tuesday night and brought it back to the detachment.

After further inspection the RCMP's Explosive Disposal Unit was called and the building evacuated.

The disposal unit arrived on scene Wednesday morning to take the package away and dispose of it.

It's not known yet what the package contained. An investigation is ongoing.  

Meantime RCMP services to the citizens of Nanaimo, along with non-emergency lines and 911 were not disrupted during the 10 hour evacuation. 

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