All clear after suspicious package found near Fairview
Police responding to a suspicious package near the Fairview shopping centre on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Francois Renaud / CTV Montreal)
MONTREAL—Nervous West Islanders looked on Tuesday as the police bomb squad investigated a suspicious package left at a gas station near the Fairview shopping centre.
For nearly three hours traffic was disrupted as a large police operation shut down streets at the busy intersection of Brunswick Blvd. and St-Jean Blvd.
A call to 911 reported an unattended suitcase just after 12:30 p.m. Firefighters and the bomb squad were called in to assist.
The package contained no explosives. The all clear was given at 3 p.m. after the bomb squad's robot examined the suitcase and found it to be empty.