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Hundreds of NDG residents return home after suspicious package forced evacuation
A Montreal Police badge is shown during a news conference in Montreal, Monday, October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
MONTREAL -- Residents of an NDG neighbourhood were forced from their homes on Sunday due to a suspicious package but were able to return at around 8 p.m.
Hundreds of residents had to leave their homes because of the discovery of the package on Canadian Pacific Railway tracks.
A Montreal spokesperson said police used a robot to determine the package didn't contain any dangerous substances. They declined to say what was found in the package.
The evacuation order covered a large area extending over four streets north of the railway from Belgrave Ave. to Melrose. Homes were also evacuated in the area south of the tracks.