** 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.
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.