TORONTO - Police say a man stopped at Toronto's Pearson airport today with suspicious material has been released without charge.

Peel police Sgt. Zahir Shah says the issue is a private matter and the man is now departing for a U.S. location.

The man was stopped at a security check point and investigated after the suspicious material was found.

Media reports say it was shrapnel and batteries in his shoes and the man had placed them there to appear taller.

Police determined the material was not there for a criminal purpose.