Prank at Lowe’s prompts police probe
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Hilary Caton, CTV News Toronto
Published Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:25PM EDT
A prank by a Lowe’s employee in Pickering didn’t exactly go as planned.
A heavy police presence descended on the Lowe’s hardware store on Brock Road and Kingston Road Thursday morning, after employees found and reported a suspicious package outside of the store.
Police said they arrived to find a package that looked like an explosive device.
Durham police immediately set up a perimeter and evacuated businesses in the area while they investigated.
Pickering Fire also attended the scene along with its Tactical Support Unit and K-9 Unit. The package was deemed safe by attending officers and the perimeter was removed.
Police later determined the package was created by an employee as a prank on another person and no harm was intended.
Charges are not expected in this incident.