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Victoria Police say that the incident has been resolved and that the package has been deemed not a threat.

Surrounding roads have since reopened.

Earlier:

A suspicious package that was discovered near Victoria’s Provincial Court downtown has prompted police to block off the building to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Officers were called to the courthouse at approximately 9:40 a.m. Monday morning, and proceeded to evacuate the building. Police have blocked off surrounding roads, including the intersection of Blanshard and Courtney Streets.

VicPD are warning drivers to expect traffic delays in the area.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call VicPD at 250-995-7654 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Victoria Buzz has reached out to Victoria Police and is awaiting a response.

More to come.

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