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Winnipeg police respond to suspected bomb threat Sunday night

Winnipeg police say they responded to a suspected bomb threat in the Westwood neighbourhood Sunday night.

At 10:15 p.m. police went to the area of Assiniboine Avenue and Rouge Road for reports of a suspicious item.

Officers treated the item as if it were a possible improvised explosive device and with the help of multiple units they safely contained the area until the bomb unit arrived.

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On Monday at 12:40 a.m. the item was found not to contain any explosive materials and there was no further risk to public safety.

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No injuries were reported during the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Police caution the public that when encountering a suspicious device or package, they should contact 911 immediately and not approach.

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