Ottawa police evacuate hotel; cite ‘possible threat’

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Ottawa police evacuated an east-end hotel as a precaution early Wednesday to investigate what they call a “possible threat.”

Police said a threat was made by a “suspicious male” who had possibly checked in at the Chimo Hotel east of downtown near Highway 417 and St. Laurent St.

A hazardous material team was sent to the hotel to investigate the alleged threat.

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Police have closed all streets surrounding the hotel and are asking the public to avoid the area.

The Chimo Hotel website says it has 256 guest rooms.

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