A family is on the move as they get ready to leave their homes
A home for the mentally ill in Windsor, Ontario, has been evacuated after a resident reported an attack of meningitis.
The family was in their home in the town of Brina, Ontario at the time.
Officials said the resident had symptoms of the illness and they were not treating it as a possible act of terrorism.
“The home was evacuated due to an attack by two men who were threatening to attack the occupants,” Windsor Police Chief Rob Phelan said in a statement.
The family was staying in the Brina residence until Friday afternoon, when they were moved to another home.
Officials say they were allowed to return to their homes at about 7:30 p.m.
The family had been staying in Brina since April, when the town’s community health worker and a local fireman arrived to help the family.
Phelan did not say how many residents had been evacuated, but a town spokesperson said they were evacuating a total of about 20 residents.
Officials said residents were being given the option to stay in the home or to move to a different home, but it is not clear if residents would be allowed to leave or go back to their previous homes.
The home is located at the end of a dirt road that connects Windsor with the rest of Ontario.
The Windsor-Essex border is about 50 kilometres from the community, and the town has about 3,500 residents.