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Suspicious package leads to evacuation

The Pacific Business Centre was evacuated late Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious substance was found inside a delivered package. - Courtesy Google Maps
The Pacific Business Centre was evacuated late Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious substance was found inside a delivered package.
— image credit: Courtesy Google Maps

The Pacific Business Centre building in Downtown Richmond was evacuated late Tuesday afternoon when a suspicious package was delivered to one of the businesses in the two tower complex, at 5811 Cooney Rd., at Ackroyd.

Richmond RCMP Sgt. Cam Kowalski said an Express Post package was delivered to one of the businesses, and it contained a suspicious substance in a plastic bag.

As a precautionary measure, the building was evacuated, and the CBRNE team (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives) team was called out.

Occupants were allowed back in after the package was removed, and Kowalski said the public was never in any danger.

Kowalski believes the suspicious substance will be tested, and if it warrants, police will determine who sent the package and to whom it was mailed.

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