Police investigation underway into ‘unusual’ case at Dairy Queen

Cornwall police cruisers sit outside the DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant on Pitt Street after an incident on April 25, 2015. The fire department called police in to investigate. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Dairy Queen had a flurry of police, fire and ambulance activity tonight (Saturday) to an incident that’s leaving emergency officials at a loss for words.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant at 1307 Pitt Street (on the corner of Thirteenth Street East) just before 9 p.m.

Cornwall police Sgt. Mark Anderson tells Cornwall Newswatch they were called in at the request of the fire department.

“We are dealing with an unusual incident,” Anderson told Cornwall Newswatch but could not get into specifics citing the ongoing police investigation.

“We don’t know what’s going to come of this if anything,” he said.

When asked about rumours of an ammonia spill to pepper spray set off in the building, Anderson said his service has heard that too but “we can’t substantiate any of that.”

Workers could be seen doing paperwork at the front counter behind locked doors around 10 p.m. as police conducted an investigation.

There were no injuries and there’s no risk to public safety, police said.

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