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Downtown university campus evacuated due to suspicious object

Last Updated Nov 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm EDT

Firefighters on the scene after downtown campus at University of Toronto evacuated after reports of a suspicious object (John Hanley / CityNews)

A downtown campus at the University of Toronto had to be evacuated following reports of a suspicious object.

Emergency personnel were called to the area of Spadina Avenue and Harbord Street just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

A brief statement posted on the University of Toronto website says both Wilson Hall and Wetmore Hall at the St. George downtown campus were evacuated.

Police say after a thorough investigation, no explosive device was found and everyone was allowed back into the residence almost two hours later.