UPDATE: Officers learned that a person who had been sheltering in the park left a package of propane tanks, a large bottle of an unknown liquid, and a note regarding Bylaw.

The bottle of liquid was determined to be bodily fluids and the package was inert.

Officers disposed of the package and the scene is clear.

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VicPD and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), are investigating after a suspicious package was reported in Vic West Park this afternoon

At around 1 p.m. this afternoon, police were called to Vic West Park in the 100-block of Wilson Street for a report of a suspicious package.

Officers located the package near the dog park.

“Out of an abundance of caution officers have contained the park and GVERT has been called to assist with the investigation,” VicPD said in a release.

Police are asking people to avoid the park.

There are no road closures at this time. However, traffic may be disrupted in the area.

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