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The Ottawa Police evacuated an area of the Rideau Centre after receiving call at 12:15 pm about a “suspicious package”, but said the area was safe a few hours later.

“We’re investigating a suspicious package at Rideau Centre,” tweeted the Ottawa police at around 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 4.

At 1:30 p.m. a media relations officer specified the area of the mall that had been evacuated was near the Apple Store, but not the store itself, and that they had officers on the scene.

At 2:30 p.m. police said all was clear at the Rideau Centre, which is located within walking distance of the University of Ottawa.