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Report of suspicious package in north Edmonton, police deem non hazardous

(Edmonton Police Service)

EDMONTON (CITYNEWS) – Edmonton’s Northgate Transit Centre was temporarily closed off Saturday morning due to a suspicious package, according to a police spokesperson.

The Edmonton Police Service Bomb Squad responded to the report of a suspicious package around 9:20 a.m. Police examined the package and determined it was not dangerous.

The area of 137 Avenue, between 97 Street and Northgate Mall, was closed during the operation. All motorists, including city buses, were being rerouted away from the Northgate Transit Centre as a safety precaution.

The area was in the process of reopening before noon.