Explosives Disposal Unit called to Burlington bank, suspicious bag removed from ATM lobby

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  September 11, 2012  This morning at 9:35 a.m., an employee of a Burlington CIBC bank, located at 575 Brant Street, contacted police to report a suspicious bag left in the ATM vestibule.

Police attended and a determination was made to enlist the assistance of the Explosives Disposal Unit.

Appropriate measures were enacted to minimize any risk to public safety and established procedures were utilized to ‘disrupt’ the package.

Which is the police way of saying the bag was removed from the premises.  Halton Regional Police have a robotic unit that can be used for such situation

At this time, investigators are unable to determine whether the bag was innocently left behind by a customer or deliberately placed to resemble a threat.   Further investigative efforts are being undertaken.


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