UPDATE 5:50pm : Police say that emergency crews have now removed the potentially hazardous materials, including spent fuel tanks and fertilizers. OPP continue to investigate the source of the package but say due to it’s placement they do not believe the package was dropped off in a malicious manner.
Wellington County OPP and the Wellington North Fire Services responded to the reports of a suspicious abandoned crate in a vacant lot located behind a business on Durham Street West in Mount Forest shortly around 11:30 Thursday Morning.
Police say workers at the business located the wooden crate that had suspicious contents inside which they say could not be identified as non-hazardous.
Police began actively investigating and the business was evacuated until the contents were identified.
Forster Street was closed for a short period of time due to the investigation but has since reopened.