Human remains sent to schools

Here is the Vancouver police press conference that was streamed live at 4:15 p.m. today.

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Human remains have been sent to two Vancouver schools.

In a scene eerily similar to that in Ottawa a week ago, Vancouver Police Deputy Chief Constable Warren Lemcke, confirmed packages containing human remains were sent to two schools Tuesday afternoon.

A package containing a hand was delivered to False Creek Elementary School around 1 p.m.

Lemcke says staff opened the package before contacting police.

He says the second package, containing a foot arrived at St. George's School about 2 p.m.

Lemcke says police officers on the scene were able to confirm the remains were indeed human.

A week ago, remains of a foot and hand were mailed to the Conservative Party of Canada and Liberal Party of Canada respectively.

Prior to that, the body of a torso was discovered behind an apartment in Montreal.

29-year-old Luka Magnotta was eventually arrested in Berlin for those crimes.

Lemcke says Vancouver Police have been in contact with their Montreal counterparts.

He says police will liaise with any and all outside agencies in an effort to identify the victim and find out where they were mailed from.

Both schools are cordoned off and Lemcke says there is no indication staff or students were targeted.

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