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Police give all-clear after 'suspicious' object found in U of T residence

Toronto police and fire officials were investigating a suspicious object found in a residence on University of Toronto's St. George campus.

Roadways will reopen shortly

Wilson Hall, seen here, and Wetmore Hall were evacuated in response to a Toronto police investigation of a 'suspicious' object. Police gave the all-clear just before 5:30 p.m. (University of Toronto)

Two residences at the University of Toronto's St. George campus were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after reports of a suspicious object, but Toronto police have now issued the all-clear.

Police say they received a call just before 3 p.m. for something that appeared to be a grenade in Wetmore Hall.

Police officers and firefighters arrived at Classic Avenue and Huron Street shortly after and ordered Wilson Hall and Wetmore Hall evacuated as a safety precaution.

A hazardous materials team was also called to the scene to investigate the object.

The all-clear was given just before 5:30 p.m., with police confirming that no explosive object was found in the residence.

Harbord Street was closed eastbound at Spadina Avenue but has been reopened.

 

 

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