Suspicious substances left out in green space determined to be poisonous: police

Aug 22 2019, 11:05 am

Suspicious substances left in a green space have been tested and confirmed to be poisonous, according to the Calgary Fire Department’s hazmat team.

On Thursday, August 15, police responded to reports of suspicious food and substances left next to Evanston Square NW.

The same complaint was made over the next two days and Calgary Police Service say they had reason to believe they were related.

The investigation is still ongoing and community members are asked to report any suspicious behaviour that they see. Pet owners are reminded to be cautious when walking their animals to make sure they don’t come in contact with any suspicious or poisonous items.

Community members are also reminded to call pest control professionals if there is a pest issue.

“Poisonous substances left unattended in public areas is a safety risk to all animals and small children, and is a criminal offence,” police said in a news release.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234. Those who want to remain anonymous can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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