UPDATE: Explosive disposal unit detonates device in east Kamloops neighbourhood

A police officer is protecting the site of a possible explosive device in Kamloops today, Jan. 30.

KAMLOOPS - The RCMP's explosive disposal unit from the Lower Mainland has successfully detonated an explosive found in east Kamloops.

Police secured an area of Dallas Drive yesterday, Jan. 30, after an explosive device was discovered.

The RCMP Explosive device unit arrived in Kamloops shortly after 3:30 p.m. and safely detonated the small improvised explosive device according to an RCMP press release today, Jan. 31.

The investagation into who made the device and why it was left on Dallas Drive remains ongoing.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said in a news release that the explosive was found near Dallas Drive and Viking Drive yesterday morning.

Pedestrians walking along Dallas Drive found what appeared to be a handmade explosive next to the road, Shelkie said. 

Just two weeks ago, police had to call in the explosive disposal unit to a home in the same neighbourhood after a search warrant led to the discovery and explosive device.

A police officer is protecting the site of a possible explosive device in Kamloops today, Jan. 30.
A police officer is protecting the site of a possible explosive device in Kamloops today, Jan. 30.

— This story was updated at 3:27 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 with new information from the RCMP.

— This story was updated at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 with new information from the RCMP.


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