India, Sept. 29 -- Police in Toronto detonated a suspicious package found close to the building housing the Indian consulate.

The package was found near the building on Bloor Street, close to Sherbourne Street, at approximately 3pm local time on Tuesday.

The entire building including officials and staff at the Indian consulate were subsequently evacuated. Police were investigating reports of an alleged bomb threat though no specifics have been disclosed. Toronto Police tweeted that "a man has been arrested in relation to the investigation".

No further details were provided.

A senior Indian official told the Hindustan Times they have sought "enhanced security" following this incident.

In the evening, Toronto Police Operations tweeted ...