A suspicious package on Kolb Avenue in Kapuskasing has resulted in a small evacuation.

OPP Provincial Constable and Media Officer Stephanie Belec alerted Moose News that around 2:00pm today officers from the James Bay Detachments were called to the scene of a suspect package.

Belec says as a precaution all businesses and residences within a 50 metre radius were evacuated and the OPP Explosive Disposal Unit is currently on route to assist with the investigation.

She also says they have closed all entry towards the Centre de Sante and Travelodge at this time.

Belec says the OPP is asking all residents to please avoid the area until further notice.

OPP on scene after Suspicious Package Arrives Photo by Nick Birnie MooseFM Reporter and Radio Host

Firefighters on scene after Suspicious Package Arrives Photo by Nick Birnie MooseFM Reporter and Radio Host