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No hazardous materials found at Ottawa hotel

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Published on January 23, 2015 with No Comments

Police say no hazardous materials were found at an Ottawa hotel where a man initially suspected of carrying two dangerous chemicals from Nova Scotia was arrested.

Nova Scotia RCMP issued an internal communication about Christopher Phillips, who lives in the Halifax area, identifying him as a biochemical weapons specialist, who was formerly in the military, with possible mental-health issues and considered “anti-police,” reported a TV channeld. A suspicious package containing hazardous chemicals was found Tuesday in the garage of a home in the Halifax suburb of Cole Harbour with suspected links to Phillips.
RCMP also received a call from Phillips’s wife saying he was en route to Ottawa.

Ottawa police evacuated the Chimo Hotel at 1199 Joseph Cyr St. and closed off the surrounding roads as a precaution after they received word of the potential threat posed by Phillips, who had checked into the hotel.About 90 guests were moved to two nearby hotels starting around 1 a.m., according to the company that owns the hotel.
Police said Phillips was arrested outside his sixth-floor hotel room.The police force’s hazardous materials team, tactical team and the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive team attended the scene.A Canada-wide warrant had been issued.

 

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