Henri-Bourassa métro exit shut down after 'unknown liquid' discovered

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Published on: September 12, 2017 | Last Updated: September 12, 2017 7:14 AM EDT

The Henri-Bourassa station on the Montreal Metro's Orange Line. Dave Sidaway / Montreal Gazette

The west exit of the Henri-Bourassa métro station as well as several nearby streets were shut down by police late Monday after a backpack containing a collection of phials filled with an “unknown liquid” was discovered.

The backpack was found by a commuter and turned over to a transit authority employee. Once the phials were discovered, police were called and  a SWAT team called in to determine whether they posed a risk. An examination found the liquids were harmless and the lockdown finally ended a little after 3 a.m. Tuesday.


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