Area cleared after bomb threat at Kingston City Hall, Springer Market Square

A view of Springer Market Square via the City of Kingston’s Market Square webcam as police investigate a bomb threat at Kingston City Hall.

Kingston Police say no evidence of any suspicious device was found following the receipt of an email alleging that multiple bombs had been placed at Kingston City Hall and in Springer Market Square on the morning of Sunday, Jun. 9, 2024.

The email was sent out to various individuals in the Kingston area and appeared to come from a Russian-based email address.

The email said the suspect had “placed a bomb at city hall and in various locations in market square,  216 Ontario St Kingston, Ontario,” threatening that “it will blow up soon” and giving instructions to “please evacuate the building.”

At around 12:30 p.m., Kingston Police issued a public release stating that they were on scene of City Hall and Springer Market Square, and that residents should expect a large police presence while they conducted an investigation.

By around 4 p.m., police had completed their investigation and cleared the area. According to police, a full search of City Hall and Springer Market Square was conducted and found no evidence of a bomb or suspicious package.

Kingston Police continue to investigate the source of the threat.

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