Two suspicious packages delivered to a downtown business and the Saskatoon Cancer Centre Monday have been deemed non-hazardous.
The first package was delivered to a business at 211 4th Avenue South, and hazmat teams cleared the scene around 12:25 p.m.
About 15 minutes later, another reported suspicious package came from the Saskatoon Cancer Centre on Campus Drive.
The package was isolated to a corridor of the building so treatments could continue, and hazmat teams determined it non-suspicious.
This is the fourth suspicious package in 11 days, all non-hazardous, but Saskatoon Police spokesperson Alyson Edwards says each case needs to be treated seriously.
“It’s very frustrating, but this is part of emergency response,” says Edwards. “You respond to something as if it is a real threat. And one day, it may be. But we have to respond in that way, every time.”
Edwards says if you include Monday’s incidents along with five reports in one afternoon in late November, another at a River Landing business March 16th, and Buena Vista School last Thursday, there have been 9 suspicious package incidents in the past 4 months.