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Bomb Squad called in after alleged explosive device brought to a residence…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: A Prince George resident is lucky what was alleged to be an improvised pipe bomb did not activate after finding and picking up the device Friday evening near the CN Centre…

Police say around 7:30 PM on April 26, 2019, officers received a report of a possible improvised explosive device found on a trail system near the CN Centre.

The man who located the device brought it home with him to an address on Webber Crescent and then contacted the RCMP on what was found. That prompted a neighbourhood evacuation…

When police assessed the device, members contacted the RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit to head up to Prince George. Officers determined the device wouldn’t pose any threat to neighbours and all but the homeowner victims were allowed to return.

At approximately 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 27, members of the BC RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit attended the residence and determined that the device was not explosive in nature. The device was destroyed and the occupants of the residence were allowed to return.

The Prince George RCMP want to remind the public to never touch anything that appears to be an explosive device or a suspicious package. Such actions could lead to serious harm. Call 9-1-1 and have police attend immediately.

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