Calgary, AB,

Suspicious Device at Harry Hays

The Calgary Police Service Arson Unit continues to investigate a suspicious package incident that occurred at the Harry Hays building earlier today.

At approximately 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, police were called to 220 4 Ave. S.E., for reports of a suspicious package. A small black object was found in the entrance to a woman’s bathroom on the fifth floor of the building. The building was evacuated while the Tactical Unit and the Explosive Technicians were called out to assist.

The suspicious device was removed by the Explosive Technicians at approximately 12:40 p.m., and the building was reopened to the public around 1:10 p.m. The device was taken to a safe place where it was disrupted.

At this time the device is still being considered suspicious in nature, however, it is yet to be determined if the public was in any significant danger. The intent is also not known at this time. The investigation continues.

Anyone who may have been in the area where the device was found in the time leading up to the discovery, or anyone who may have any information about this incident is asked to contact the police non-emergency number 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers using either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477