The Dryden OPP is asking for the public’s help with any information related to a suspicious group of individuals with a suspicious object in the Parkdale Road area on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were alerted to the group around 1:20 p.m. on October 12, and to ensure the safety of the surrounding area, St. Joseph, Open Roads and Dryden High School were all locked down.

Officers attended the scene to conduct a search of the area, but came up short. The lockdown was lifted roughly one hour later, following the search.

The OPP says anyone with any information related to the investigation is asked to contact them at 1-888-310-122 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).