Some details are emerging about a bomb threat investigation in downtown North Bay late yesterday afternoon.

North Bay Police Service Community Safety Coordinator John Schultz says in a release police responded to a report that an explosive package was in a Canada Post distribution centre. Schultz says a call centre in North Bay received a call indicating a parcel containing explosives was in a Canada Post distribution centre.

Shortly before 5:00pm, police received this information and emergency personnel attended the City Centre building at 101 Worthington Street East, which houses Canada Post facilities and other offices.

Canada Post was evacuated as a precaution and employees were allowed back in the building when police deemed the area safe, says Schultz.

Schultz says, “The contents of the threat were time sensitive and there is no information to suggest that there is a safety concern at this time.”

NBPS says the investigation is ongoing in conjunction with Canada Post Security and other law enforcement agencies.

Anyone with information that may assist police with this investigation is asked to call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 and select option 9 to speak to a police officer.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at