Udpate: Explosive package found Nov 6. Last night: OPP warn of packaged marked Explosives left somewhere between Lindsay and Bracebridge

Package marked Explosives found – contained fireworks: OPP thank public

From the OPP Nov. 6, 1pm:  OPP are no longer looking for the package that was marked as “EXPLOSIVES”. The package has been accounted for and it has been determined that they were actually fireworks.

Police wish to thank the public and the media for their assistance with respect to this matter.S

Nov. 5: Search on for suspicious package along Highways 35 and 118; OPP tell public to watch for it but not to go near it if the package marked “Explosives” is found.

 

Posted Nov 5, 11pm: A package marked “Explosives” could be lying somewhere on a dead end street or in a ditch between Lindsay and Bracebridge. The OPP have issued a release to warn people that if they see the package, they shouldn’t go near it, but they should call 911 immediately.

The warning was issued by the OPP tonight. Police are hoping to locate the package which they believed was discarded sometime in the last 24 hours.

The package, which is marked “EXPLOSIVES”, is believed to have been left on a dead end street or ditch in the area of Highway 35 north of Lindsay to Carnarvon, and from Carnarvon to Bracebridge anywhere along Highway 118. Police officials say they do not know why or how the package was discarded and no other details are available at this time.

Again, the OPP is asking that anyone who may find this package — or anything that may appear to be suspicious in their daily travels anywhere along the noted route — to not touch it, but to call 911 immediately so that it can be dealt with in a safe manner.

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