02/18/2020 17:38 EST

Police Investigate Suspicious Package Sent To Doug Ford's Home

Toronto officers with the explosive disposal unit were called.

Cole Burston/Canadian Press
Ontario Premier Doug Ford glances down during a news conference in Toronto on Jan. 16, 2020.

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford’s office says police were called to his house today to investigate a suspicious package.

It is believed to have been sent in the mail.

His wife, Karla, was home at the time, but is safe.

A Toronto police spokeswoman says officers from the explosive disposal unit were called today to the west-Toronto neighbourhood near where Ford lives.

Const. Michelle Flannery says police have investigated and deemed the area safe.

There was no immediate word on the contents of the package.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published Feb. 18, 2020.

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