06/18/2013 09:00 EDT | Updated 08/18/2013 05:12 EDT

Suspicious package triggers evacuation at BMO building

Emergency officials have evacuated the 15th floor of the Bank of Montreal building on West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver after an employee found a suspicious package and called the fire department.

Hazmat crews are on scene, trying to retrieve the package to determine its contents and origin, a spokesman for the Vancouver fire department said.

Traffic should avoid Georgia Street between Homer and Richards, he added.

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