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McGill University Has Evacuated Buildings & Police Are Investigating A Suspicious Package

UPDATE: McGill announced the incident is over and buildings have reopened.

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McGill University Has Evacuated Buildings & Police Are Investigating A Suspicious Package

In a tweet shared at 8:25 a.m. on Tuesday morning, McGill University announced that two of its buildings were being evacuated due to an "incident."

UPDATE: McGill announced the incident is over. The SPVM determined the suspicious package is not dangerous. The three closed buildings, Leacock, Dawson Hall and the McCall MacBain Arts building, have reopened.

EARLIER: MTL Blog spoke with SPVM spokesperson Véronique Comtois, who confirmed that the Montreal police received a call about a "suspicious package" on McGill's campus on Tuesday.

At 9:30 a.m., Comtois said that police were currently on the school grounds "preventively." She said there is "no information" that the object is "threatening," but "[they're] not taking any chances. So for now it's a preventive intervention."

Police have made a perimeter near where the object was found and, at the time of writing this article, experts were on their way to analyze the object. Once they give their expertise, they'll be able to determine if the object is threatening or not.

Since the police perimeter is on campus, there will be no impact on traffic in the city.

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