FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 4:40am
The Ottawa Police Service is at scene at St-Laurent Blvd and Joseph Cyr Street and asking the public to avoid the area.
A call for service was received on January 20, 2015 at approx. 10:15pm about a possible threat.
CBRNE and HAZMAT attended the scene to investigate a threat made by a suspicious male who had possibly checked in at the Chimo Hotel located in the 1100 block of Joseph Cyr.
The Hotel was evacuated as a safety precaution. The Police investigation continues.
Road closures are in effect as follows:
- 174 St-Laurent off ramp is closed;
- Joseph Cyr Street is closed from Cyrville Road to Lemieux Street;
- Lemieux Street is closed at St-Laurent Blvd;
- Labelle Street is closed from Lemieux Street to Michael Street;
- Michael Street is closed from Cyrville Road to Labelle Street.
No further details are available at this time.