Suspicious device in northeast Calgary
A suspicious device located in northeast Calgary has been rendered safe by the Calgary Police Service Tactical Unit and traffic in the area is expected to return to normal shortly.
At approximately 9:50 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, police were called to the London Towne Square, at 3545 32 Ave. N.E., for a report of a suspicious device located behind the strip mall. Numerous police resources, with support from the Calgary Fire Department, were called to assist. Businesses within the mall were evacuated. In consultation with hospital staff, patients with north facing rooms in the Peter Lougheed Hospital were moved to other rooms within the hospital as a precaution.
ATCO Gas was called in to assist with shutting down gas lines near the device.
At approximately 1:15 p.m., the device was rendered safe by the Tactical Unit and is believed to have been inert. The intent of the device is not yet known, and the investigation will continue.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police non-emergency number 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously by using either of the following methods: