Explosive technicians from the Sûreté du Québec are on site to analyze the situation.
A call to the suspicious package at the premises of the newspaper l&# x27;Express, in Drummondville, was found to be unfounded. Explosives technicians from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), who went to the scene to analyze the package, discovered a photo frame containing a sheet full of insults.
The package had been dropped off at the gates of the media on Wednesday. The package [had] inscriptions suggesting that there could be a risk, explains Louis-Philippe Ruel, information officer for the Sûreté du Québec. In order not to take any risks, the technicians [secured] the package to open it and fix this situation.
According to Louis-Philippe Ruel, it was a modest-sized package, but one that still made people nervous. Some writing seemed threatening or left people perplexed […] somewhat implausible words.
Even if the risk that the package was indeed trapped was low, the technicians were nevertheless dispatched to the scene. They determined it was safe.
“We'd rather not take any risks, in case it did boom! »
— Louis-Philippe Ruel, information officer for the Sûreté du Québec
The premises of the newspaper l'Express were evacuated, as well as the rest of the building in which the media is located during the police operation.
A security perimeter of around one hundred meters had also been set up around the package. Residents of nearby buildings have also been advised to stay away from windows and stay indoors as a precautionary measure.