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UPDATE: Man in custody after potential incendiary device found outside Kamloops home

A K9 Unit from Kelowna was brought in to help assist Kamloops RCMP with a property search for a home in Brocklehurst. A potential incendiary device was found outside the home this morning, Aug. 29, 2017.
August 29, 2017 - 11:17 AM

KAMLOOPS - A Keremeos man is in police custody after several townhouse units were evacuated due to a potential incendiary device found in Kamloops this morning.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a news release police responded to a report of an incendiary device at a home on Cambridge Crescent around 2 a.m. today, Aug. 29.

She says officers located the "potential incendiary device" outside. Immediately, they evacuated homes within the Brock townhouse complex and the RCMP Explosive Device Unit was contacted.

An incendiary device is defined as a device designed to start fires or destroy sensitive equipment using fire.

The Explosive Device Unit arrived a few hours later and secured the device. A police dog trained in explosive detection was brought in from Kelowna but no other devices were located.

There were no injuries from this incident and the residents have been allowed back into their homes.

Shelkie says a 38-year-old Keremeos man arrested at the home is being held in custody until he goes before a judge.The suspect is previously known to police.

Earlier this morning, RCMP asked the public to stay away from the area while they dealt with a "police situation" and closed the area to traffic for several hours.

RCMP officers at a home on Cambridge Crescent in Kamloops where a potential incendiary device was found, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.
RCMP officers at a home on Cambridge Crescent in Kamloops where a potential incendiary device was found, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

A police dog and its handler search for explosives outside a home on Cambridge Crescent in Kamloops where a potential incendiary device was found, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.
A police dog and its handler search for explosives outside a home on Cambridge Crescent in Kamloops where a potential incendiary device was found, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

– This story was updated at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 to include new information from Kamloops RCMP.


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