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A block of Victoria’s downtown core was closed to traffic on Wednesday afternoon after police received reports of a suspicious package in the area.

At approximately 12:15 p.m., police were called to the 700-block of Cormorant Street with concerns of a possible bomb threat.

Officers quickly cordoned off the area, and sources say that one building on the street was evacuated as police investigated the object.

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After roughly one hour, the street was reopened and the situation was resolved.

Police say that the object was a pressure cooker that was discarded by a worker in a nearby building.

Officials say that there was no threat to the public at any time, and that the item was removed by officers.