Police evacuated the courthouse in downtown Victoria on Nov. 6, 2018, for a bomb threat. (Black Press file photo)

Police evacuated the courthouse in downtown Victoria on Nov. 6, 2018, for a bomb threat. (Black Press file photo)

Suspicious package prompts police presence in Victoria

Item turned out to be a pressure cooker discarded by a worker in nearby building

A suspicious package drew the attention of police shortly after noon on Wednesday.

VicPD was called to the 700-block of Cormorant Street in Victoria and officers cordoned off the area.

The investigation revealed the item was a pressure cooker that had been discarded by a worker in a nearby building. There was no threat to the public at any time, and the item was removed by police.

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