Detectives with the Saskatoon Police Service Targeted Enforcement Unit are now investigating a second incident today, involving a suspicious package.
The second call reported that a suspicious substance had been delivered to the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. Fortunately quick-thinking employees handled the situation well and called immediately for emergency assistance. The efficiency of the Saskatoon Fire Department Hazardous Materials team allowed for the response to happen swiftly. Test results showed that the substance was not hazardous.
The SPS wishes to thank all agencies, patients and members of the public for their understanding in dealing with both hazardous material calls today. When responding to these types of incidents emergency personnel must proceed as if each situation poses a real threat to public safety. This at times, results in business or treatment delays, traffic restrictions and inconvenience for citizens.
Further updates on the investigation will be provided when they become available.
Saskatoon Police are investigating a second call for a suspicious package.
At approximately 12:40 p.m., March 27, 2017, Police received a call that a suspicious package containing what appeared to be a white powder substance had been delivered to a medical treatment centre on Campus Drive. Members of the SFD Hazardous Materials Unit are investigating to determine what the substance is.
A media availability will be held at 1:45 p.m. at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre on Campus Drive.