Hardware Store Evacuated in Pickering
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/13/2017 8:09:00 AM.
A suspicious package prompting a large police response turned out to be a prank yesterday morning. It was discovered just before 8:30 at Lowe's on Brock Rd. and Kingston Rd. The package resembled an explosive device, and a perimeter was immediately set up by police. The store was evacuated along with several others in the area. Pickering Fire along with the DRPS Tactical Support and K-9 units eventually determined that the package was safe, and that an employee was playing a prank. No harm was intended, and charges are not expected to be laid.