British Columbia Sun

Vancouver businesses evacuated, SkyTrain station shut due to doubtful package


Key takeaways: 

  • Sniffer dog and handler, VPD explosive disposal team on set at Marine Drive station.
  • Transit police stated on Twitter the place was evacuated “as a protection.” 

The suspicious package leads to evacuation of places: 

Police tell Vancouver’s Marine Drive SkyTrain Station and nearby firms have been vacated due to a suspect package.

A Metro Vancouver Transit Police representative told officers were called about 7:45 p.m. PT Tuesday regarding a package at the station.

Officers arrived at the station and evacuated it and nearby businesses. They have shut the station.

A sniffer dog and handler have been deployed, police stated, as has the Vancouver Police Department, explosive disposal crew.

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Suspicious package found near Vancouver

The transit police representative stated that the explosive disposal department was set to dispose of the package at about 10:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday.

However, the spokesperson emphasized that this does not ensure the package is a bomb and that further probe would be needed to decide precisely what it had.

A TransLink spokesperson stated there had been no damages due to the happening.

TransLink stated on Twitter that trains are still going through the station but not halting there.

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