No danger comes out of Quinte West city hall lockdown

After police scrambled to surround Quinte West city hall this morning, the hour and a half long lockdown turned out to be a false alarm.

  1. At 10:00 a.m. this morning, Quinte West city hall went into lockdown. When the initial reports surfaced, the cause of the lockdown was unclear. QNet News sent two reporters to find out more about the situation.
  2. Shortly after we arrived, Jim Harrison, mayor of Quinte West stepped outside of the building, followed by other members of the public.
  3. The threat seemed to be under control at that time. Police began letting people back into the building, while letting those who were stuck inside leave.
  4. Once inside, we spoke with Insp. Mike Reynolds of the O.P.P. what had happened that caused the lockdown.
  5. Mayor Jim Harrison had lots to say about the incident. He says he wanted to ensure full co-operation from all employees at city hall during the investigation.
  6. Insp. Reynolds said he was very pleased with how his team handled the situation, and that a full debriefing would be happening later today.
  7. Harrison added to Insp. Reynolds's comments about being pleased with the response from the O.P.P. this morning.
  8. Mayor Jim Harrison speaks about Lockdown
  9. The cause false alarm is still under investigation by Quinte West O.P.P.
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