Three buildings evacuated after WW2-era explosives brought into Mississauga building for disposal


Published July 20, 2020 at 9:56 pm


Three buildings were evacuated on Monday afternoon after a person attempted to dispose of several WWII-era explosive devices in Mississauga. 

Shortly after 4:00 pm on July 20, Peel police said that an evacuation was in progress in the Silver Dart Dr. and Airport Road area, close to Pearson International Airport.

Police said the area was evacuated after someone brought three WWII military-grade devices into a building to dispose of them.

“It was nothing with criminal intent, [the person] was just looking to have them disposed of,” Peel police Const. Bancroft Wright told

“They found the devices were actually live and as a result, they initiated an evacuation of the perimeter.”

No injuries were reported in connection with the incident.

Police say all road closures have been lifted.

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