Incident ends safely near Her Majesty's Penitentiary
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says a suspicious package reported in St. John's Tuesday was determined to be safe.
Police received a call around 3 p.m. from a concerned citizen of a suspicious person in the area of Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's.
The caller stated the person left a package near a tree and walked away.
The RNC bomb disposal unit responded to the area and the package was cleared safe.
The RNC said in its overnight report this morning, no further police action was required.
The RNC's bomb disposal unit was called in after a bag was left near a bus stop on Forest Road near Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's this afternoon.
The unit examined the bag and its contents, and later took it away.
The RNC received a report of a suspicious person in the area of the prison and later the bag was found.
As a pre-caution, Forest Road was closed from Quidi Vidi Road to Empire Avenue Extension. Police cordoned off the area around the bag.
RNC investigating suspicious bag near St. John’s prison
The RNC has cordoned off an area around a suspicious bag on the ground, near a bus stop close to Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s this afternoon.
The incident follows reports of a suspicious person seen around HMP today.
Five RNC vehicles are at the scene. The bomb disposal unit is on the way.
More details later.