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Discovery of possible Second World War device prompts brief evacuation

TORONTO — The discovery of a possible Second World War device prompted the brief evacuation of several homes in Toronto’s west end Saturday night.

Emergency crews were called to a residence on Dunning Crescent in Etobicoke around 9:30 p.m.

Toronto police tweeted that their bomb disposal unit was called in and that as a precaution a number of nearby homes were evacuated and the street was closed off.

About an hour and a half later police said a “device” had been secured and that it appeared to be inert.

They did not, however, say exactly what kind of device they found. 

A short time later the evacuees were allowed to return home and the street was reopened.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 11, 2020.


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