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Suspicious package prompts partial evacuation of Promenades Gatineau

A man has been arrested and is being questioned by police.
The Ville de Gatineau Police Service badge. Saif Kaisar/ OttawaMatters

Gatineau police are investigating a suspicious package at the Promenades Gatineau.

Officers say a man went into one of the stores around 2 p.m., Thursday, and was heard saying something about the safety of the people there.

The suspect was located by police and is being detained for investigation.

During the arrest, a suspicious-looking package was located, which led to a partial evacuation of the premises and the establishment of a security perimeter.

Explosive technicians from the Sûreté du Québec were en route to neutralize the package, as of 4p.m.

The SPVG is using the Sûreté du Québec's Operations Monitoring Center for further operations.

More details are expected as they become available.

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