LONGUEUIL -- A man dropped a suspicious package in front of a Longueuil police station Friday night, forcing the evacuation of the facility on Montreal's South Shore.

According to the Longueuil police (SPAL), a man went to the front desk of the police station located at 699 Cure-Poirier West to drop off a package, saying there was a bomb inside.

He then ran away, according to the SPAL.

In a message posted on social media, the police said the suspect was quickly caught by police and questioned.

The SPAL said the police station had been evacuated as a precautionary measure and that no one had been injured.

A perimeter was set up around the police station and Surete du Quebec (SQ) officers and firefighters were on the scene.

-- this report by the Canadian Press was first published April 3, 2021.