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Ongoing Police operation and investigation into threat - Road closures in effect near Chimo Hotel

** 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.