The bomb squad was called to a street in the Côte-Saint-Paul district early Thursday morning, during the course of an investigation into a home invasion.
At around 1:30 AM four suspects broke into an apartment near the corner of Laurendeau Street and de l'Église Avenue. Police intercepted three suspects in a getaway vehicle and another by foot.
Upon searching them, a suspicious package was found and the bomb squad was called.
Just before 7 AM police perimeters were lifted and the package was neutralized.
Montreal police constable Simon Delorme could not give details about what the package contained and where it was located because he said it would compromise the investigation.
But he said no explosives were found.
“The parcel was at a specific place, experts analysed the risks and determined they did not have to evacuate anyone,” Delorme said.
The suspects, all males between 19 and 22 years old, are known to police, they are expected to meet investigators Thursday afternoon and charges will be made.
A 21-year-old male was injured during the home invasion. He is in hospital suffering from head injuries but is in stable condition.
Police say the suspects stole electronics.