Cornwall Canada Post closed after threat

A sign in the front door of the Cornwall Canada Post office on Second Street West tells customers the outlet is closed due to 'unforeseen circumstances' on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Canada Post officials say a threat was made against their employees and facilites in Cornwall. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – People dropping off parcels and letters were met with a locked door this afternoon (Wednesday) at the city’s main post office.

The office on Second Street West was closed this afternoon as Cornwall police investigated a “credible threat” made to Canada Post employees and facilities in Cornwall, Canada Post told Cornwall Newswatch in an email.

“The post office and depot (on Boundary Road) were closed and employees were taken off the road until police services had the opportunity to investigate,” the office said.

The postal outlets plan to return to normal operations once they get the all-clear from police. “We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding.”

The Cornwall Police Service’s Criminal Investigations Division was at the Second Street West office as of 4:33 p.m.

Police spokesman Stephanie MacRae says an arrest has been made and details will be released Thursday morning.

This is the second recent threat made to a Cornwall Canada Post office. In early March, police from North Bay and Cornwall were involved in what was thought to be a threat but later turned out to be non-criminal in nature.

A sign inside the Canada Post office on Second Street West in Cornwall, Ont. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The office and depot were closed after receiving a threat. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
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