There were tense moments in Esquimalt this afternoon outside of Naden after a suspicious package was seen near the base.
A bomb disposal unit was called to Admirals Road and Woodway to investigate the contents of the suspicious package.
A bomb robot was sent out to detonate the package. Victoria Police confirm it was not an explosive device, but appears to be some sort of battery.
“^They took a look at the package and at the end of the day we deemed it not a suspicious package. It looked like a battery or something like that on the side of the road,” said Cst. Mike Russell of the Victoria Police Department.
Out of an abundance of caution, Admiral Road between Colville and Woodway was shut down this afternoon as crews conducted their investigation.
The road has now re-opened.