Some homes in the area of Whitman Street and Steeles Avenue have been evacuated following reports that a man found an artillery shell while digging in his yard.
Police say the incident was reported around 10:55 am on Wednesday.
The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) team is responding to the situation involving the shell, reported to be 2 feet long and 6 inches wide.
Whitman St + Steeles Av E
* 10:55 am *
– Man digging in yard
– Has discovered artillery shell
– 2 feet long, 6 inches wide
– CBRNE team responding
– Some homes in area evacuated#GO1113116
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) June 17, 2020