A possible WWII device prompts evacuation in Etobicoke Saturday


The discovery of a possible Second World War device prompted the brief evacuation of several homes in Toronto's west end Saturday night.

Emergency crews were called to a residence on Dunning Crescent, near the QEW and Brown's Line in Etobicoke, around 9:30 p.m.

Toronto police tweeted that their bomb disposal unit was called in and that as a precaution a number of nearby homes were evacuated and the street was closed off.

About an hour and a half later police said a ``device'' had been secured and that it appeared to be inert.

They did not, however, say exactly what kind of device they found.

 A short time later the evacuees were allowed to return home and the street was reopened.

with files from NEWSTALK 1010