A package containing an unknown virus was found in a package carrier’s mailbox outside the Toronto post office on Sunday, prompting police to reopen the investigation into the package.
The package was reported to police at about 1:45 p.m.
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It’s not clear how the package got in the mail, McCormack said, adding the package was not marked as being from the city of Toronto.
McCormack described it as a “suspicious” package.
He said police are now looking for a person who was in the city.
A number of people have reported seeing the package in the last few days, McCormak said.
McCormacks said he could not confirm whether it was a threat or if the package contained any information about the package’s delivery.
“This is a very sensitive situation,” McCormack told reporters.
“I can’t talk about it.
It is a mystery to me.”
McCormack added that police were waiting for information from the recipient of the package to verify the delivery and whether the person who delivered the package knew it was being reported to them.
The Canadian Press has not been able to reach the recipient or anyone else who was the recipient.
The Toronto Post Office said in a statement that it had opened an investigation and is cooperating with police.
McCormick said the package could not have arrived in the area of the post office without a courier, who was located by police at the time.
The post office confirmed that the person on the package is not the one who delivered it to the city, but added that the courier is cooperating and will not face any charges.
McCormock said police would be investigating the package with the help of the Toronto Transit Commission.
“The investigation is ongoing and we’re cooperating with them in that,” McCormacks told reporters Sunday.
“We don’t know who the person is.
We don’t want to speculate on who it is, but it’s a very important package that we are investigating.”
A woman who lives near the post offices on York Street told CBC News that she had been notified about the parcel, and that her house is about a kilometre from the Post Office.
McCormak told CBC Toronto that he believes the package may have been left in the mailbox of a postal worker.
“It’s kind of a small package that you wouldn’t think would be a big deal,” he said.
“You know, it’s not that big of a deal.”
McCormacks also said police believe there may have also been someone in the neighbourhood who left the package inside the building, but he did not say how long the package had been there.
McCormacking said police had a list of potential suspects and will continue to investigate.