Suspicious package in Anjou
Police blocked off several streets to keep the public away from a suspicious package (Nov. 8, 2012)
Published Thursday, November 8, 2012 8:07AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, November 8, 2012 11:41AM EST
Police closed a section of Roi-Rene Blvd. in Anjou Thursday morning after a suspicious-looking package was placed on a car parked on the street.
Someone notified police about 6:45 a.m. of the package.
Officers evacuated several buildings near the intersection with Wilfrid Pelletier Blvd., and were also told to not broadcast on their walkie-talkies or cellphones while near the box.
Streets in the area, from Yves Prevost Blvd. to Georges Ave., weer blocked off so drivers and pedestrians would stay away.
Police believe the item is a bomb, and called in a special unit to analyze the package and find out what it really is.
That crew used a robot and controlled detonations, the first to blast the package off the car and onto the street, then two more to destroy its contents
The car belongs to an employee of a construction company, who has no criminal record and has not had any encounters with police.
About 100 people were evacuated from their homes Thursday morning after a suspicious package was found on Rene Roi Blvd. (Nov. 8, 2012)