Bomb disposal unit called in to dismantle suspicious package in Guelph
Explosives Disposal Unit investigates a suspicious package on the University of Guelph campus.
Published Sunday, September 23, 2012 12:32PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, September 23, 2012 5:06PM EDT
Guelph Police are investigating the origins of a suspicious package found on the University of Guelph campus late Saturday afternoon.
The package, which contained a bottle with wires attached, was found outside a science building.
Waterloo Regional Police’s Explosives Disposal Unit was called in to dismantle it safely.
“They examined it and were concerned enough to deal with it, so they essentially destroyed it to ensure [that] it was safe and now it’s being investigated,” said Insp. Paul Martin.
Police are now looking for DNA or fingerprints on the remnants of the bottle.
The university was busier than usual on Saturday, as students celebrated Homecoming Weekend. However police say they do not believe there is a connection between the package and Homecoming Weekend activities.