Emergency Crews Are Investigating A Suspicious Package Received By Doug Ford's Wife
The package arrived by mail.
The Ford family got a bit of a scare on Tuesday, February 18. Police were called to Doug Ford's house in Etobicoke today after a "suspicious" package was delivered to the residence. Ford's wife was home at the time and the parcel is reported to have contained some form of white powder.
A Toronto Fire spokesperson said emergency crews were called to the Ford home on Tettenhall Road, near Kipling Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West, at around 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday.
The call reported an envelope with white powder in it, per Global News.
A rep for the Premier confirmed to Narcity that "the family is safe" after the incident which involved Ford's wife, Karla.
"Mrs. Ford received the package. The family is safe," Ivana Yelich, Director of Media Relations and Press Secretary for the Premier's office, confirmed in an email to Narcity.
Yelich added in a follow-up email to Narcity: "Earlier today, the Toronto Police Service was called to the Premier’s home to investigate a suspicious package received by the Premier’s wife. The package arrived in the mail earlier today.
"The TPS quickly mobilized to assess the situation and cleared the family of any harm. The substance was determined to be a mixture of non-toxic materials. We want to thank the TPS again for their tremendous work."
No injuries have been reported, according to CP24, and the explosion disposal unit confirmed the package is not a danger.
However, Global reports that officers with the hazardous materials team are currently investigating the white powder, but there is no word yet on what the substance is.
CBC states that Toronto Paramedic Services and Toronto Fire Services were also called to the address at that time, but paramedics said their call was cancelled at the scene.
Meanwhile, Toronto Fire District Chief Stephan Powell said firefighters have left the scene after it was determined there were no hazards to safety.
This isn't the first time someone has sent unwelcome packages to Ford's doorstep, you may recall.
Just last week,at Doug Ford's offices in Etobicoke in December.
This is not even the first time that police have been called to a premier’s home in Ontario, per Global.
In 2016, police investigated after protesters staged a vigil outside then-Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne’s home and left a tent and other items on her driveway.
Narcity has reached out to Toronto Police for more information.