Update: Bomb threat evacuates Walmart, school and rec centre in Brampton
Published October 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm
UPDATE: (1:40 p.m.) The investigation was prompted by a bomb threat in the area, with Caledon Fire and emergency crews responding to an initial call at 11:22 a.m. Police have set up a perimeter around the area.
UPDATE: (6:30 p.m.) The evacuated Walmart has been reopened.
UPDATE (2:55 p.m.): According to OPP, threats were made regarding a possible explosive device (or devices) within Mayfield Secondary School and the Walmart location. Evacuations were made and no injuries have been reported. There remains a heavy police presence on the scene as officers continue to investigate the threats.
An ongoing police investigation has forced students, staff and other members of the public to evacuate a secondary school, Walmart shopping centre, and rec centre in the area of northern Brampton and Caledon.
At 12:43 p.m., Peel Regional Police confirmed a joint investigation with OPP in the Bramalea and Mayfield Road area. Emergency services are also on scene.
Due to the investigation, Mayfield Secondary School, Walmart, and Mayfield Recreation Centre have been evacuated, with Mayfield students being instructed to leave the area and stay at the nearby James Grieve Public School.
OPP say parents can come pick up their children by entering from the north on Old School Road, then heading south on Bramalea Rd to James Grieve.
Roads are shut down in the areas of Dixie/Mayfield, Countryside/Bramalea Rd, and Torbram/Mayfield due to the investigation.
All residents are asked to avoid the area.
More information to come as the investigation continues.
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(1 of 2) The #CaledonOPP are advising people to avoid the Mayfield and Bramalea Rd area. As a result of an on-going investigation, Mayfield Secondary School and Walmart have been evacuated. A pick up point for parents looking to get their kids is as follows: pic.twitter.com/71JXRPn1XT
— OPP Central Region (@OPP_CR) October 5, 2022