Vernon Suspicious Device UPDATE
After a safety assessment, RCMP placed the "suspicious device" in an evidence bag and cleared the scene
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP:
"On Wednesday, June 14th, 2023, around 3:30 p.m., frontline officers from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report that a member of the public had found what they believed to be a pipe bomb along the railway tracks in the 4500-block of 31st Street."
As a precaution, the area was cordoned off, nearby businesses were evacuated, and the RCMP Explosives Device Unit (EDU) was called to assist. At approximately 9:15 p.m., EDU officers rendered the device safe at the scene.
"Once the device was rendered safe, an examination of the contents was completed which confirmed the presence of explosive material."
"The device was believed to be viable and had the potential to cause serious injuries to anyone in the immediate vicinity had it been activated. "
"Based on the findings of the investigation into this, as well as the other device discovered in Justice Park earlier in the week, there is no evidence to indicate the incidents are related, nor do they appear to be targeted."
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