The Montreal police have blocked off a section of Peel Street in Downtown Montreal after finding a “suspicious package” early this morning.
According to Global News (and several other news outlets) the package was found by SPVM officers sometime before 4am, when police started to cordon the area.
“We closed off the area as is procedure for suspicious packages,” said a spokesperson for the Montreal police, adding that the SWAT team is at the location.
All traffic, both pedestrian and vehicle, is currently being blocked off on Peel Street around De Maisonneuve and Sainte Catherine.
Commuters should be aware that one of the exits at Peel metro station, the Peel St. exit connected to Cours Mont-Royal is currently closed.
Updates to come as more details are released.