All is quiet on Welton Street and the Welton Common building is back to normal after a bomb scare on Monday afternoon proved to be unfounded.
Mission RCMP and Mission Fire Rescue were called to the scene after District staff noticed a suspicious package left against the building.
The item, which was described as pipe shaped with caps on either end, had been resting there for hours which caused some concerns.
Mission RCMP had a large section of Welton Street, between First and Second Ave. blocked off to the public.
“The building and surrounding buildings were evacuated. The package was described as a three inch PVC pipe sealed at both ends,” said Corp. Nathan Berze of the Mission RCMP.
“We called in the assistance of our Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) who x-rayed the item and determined it wasn’t a bomb.”
While they still haven’t found the owner of the item, or identified its purpose, Berze said police think it is a “homemade item used to weigh down tents.”
The weekly farmers market takes place in the Welton Commons parking lot and many tents are used during the event.