On Campus

Suspicious package at Ryerson a false alarm

Students and faculty evacuated as police cordoned off the area

The area in front of the Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson University was cordoned off this afternoon after a suspicious package had been found. Wrapped in a blue bow, with a note attached that read “do not open,” the box turned out to be empty. Toronto Police were called around 1pm, when the package was discovered inside the building, and by 1:30 pm members of the hazardous materials unit had arrived. Police blocked off the surrounding area and students and faculty were evacuated from the building. The box was later retrieved by a man and was deemed harmless.

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