The RCMP Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response (CLEAR) Team deals with a suspicious package on Wednesday in Bashaw.

Package at Bashaw post office causes emergency response

Special RCMP team ultimately finds nothing suspicious

  • Thu Mar 16th, 2017 8:00am
  • News

A package at the Bashaw post office on Wednesday was deemed non-suspicious after the RCMP Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response (CLEAR) Team was called in.

RCMP and Bashaw fire personnel responded to a complaint of a suspicious package containing an unknown substance at about 10:30 a.m. The post office was evacuated and the office closed while the package was secured.

Anyone present or in contact with the package was assessed and cleared by Bashaw EMS.

As a precaution, the CLEAR Team was called to remove and identify the package and the substance within it. After a few hours it was determined the package wasn’t suspicious.

Bashaw is located approximately 90 km northeast of Red Deer.


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