Evacuation of police station follows
discovery of suspicious packages
0319 - A section of the Nanaimo RCMP detachment was closed today after two cardboard packages were found on the lawn adjacent to the building.
Due to where the packages were found and out of an abundance of caution, the decision was
made to evacuate people from a portion of the detachment and to not allow the public to enter.
A portion of Fitzwilliam Street,adjacent to the detachment, between Prideaux and Milton streets has been closed to pedestrian and vehicle
traffic. An RCMP explosives dog carried out a preliminary assessment of the packages and the RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit is being consulted.
911 and the non-emergency lines have not been impacted and when more information is
known, or the situation changes, the public will be advised. If anyone has information on the incident, please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or