A London Police Service's specialty mobile vehicle in Social Science Centre parking lot as evacuees wait outside.

Western University's University Community Centre (UCC), Social Sciences Centre (SSC) and Western Support Services Building (WSSB) were evacuated shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Thursday due to London Police Service's (LPS) investigation of a "suspicious device" in the UCC. 

LPS asked people to move to a "safe distance" away from the buildings. 


Individuals waiting outside the evacuated buildings. 

Around 2:30 p.m. individuals were allowed back into the evacuated buildings as no threat was found.

LPS media officer Sandasha Bough is scheduled to address the media on the matter shortly. 

This article will be updated as new information comes in.


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