Update Wednesday, Aug 17, 6:00 pm:
Southern Georgian Bay OPP say the area is cleared and safe following a report of a suspicious package at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health in Penetanguishene.
Police say the package was located by a staff member in a service building on the grounds of the centre, and was called in around 1:10 p.m on Wednesday.
OPP officers, along with Penetanguishene Fire Service, and paramedics, were dispatched to the Church Street address, and the building was evacuated.
Officers of the OPP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) attended and disposed of the suspicious package, and cleared the area and deemed it safe around 4:30 p.m.
Police are continuing their investigation and thank community members, staff and patients of the hospital for their cooperation and patience during the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and anonymous tips can also be provided online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca
Prior Story Wednesday, Aug 17, 2:20 pm:
Southern Georgian Bay OPP say they are on scene, Wednesday afternoon, at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health in Penetanguishene for a report of a suspicious package.
OPP Explosives Disposal Unit is attending to assist.
Police say to avoid the area and obey local traffic detours in the area of the hospital.
Anyone with information please call 1-888-310-1122
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