UPDATE: Red Deer RCMP investigate suspicious package

Package is a possible possible explosive device

The RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit have determined that the subject package which triggered a police response and a community disruption is not dangerous nor suspicious.

At 12:10 p.m. on May 29th the RCMP were alerted to a complaint of a suspicious package and are investigating it as a possible explosive device. In collaboration with the businesses in the building, a decision was made to evacuate people within proximity of the incident, and to block traffic in the vicinity of the building.

The streets are no longer blocked to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. A total of two businesses and two apartments were evacuated, affecting a small number of people. Public safety was a primary concern throughout the police response.

The public is thanked for their patience.

The investigation into this package will be ongoing by the RCMP. If you have any information about this incident, please contact Cst. Valade at the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

-Submitted by Red Deer RCMP

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