Possible explosive closes University Way in Prince George

University Way in Prince George is closed following the discovery of what is believed to be an improvised explosive device late last night

  • Wed Mar 19th, 2014 2:00pm
  • News

University Way in Prince George is closed to all traffic following the discovery of what is believed to be an improvised explosive device late last night.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday March 18, 2014, the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the area between CN Centre and the University of Northern B.C. in Prince George.

Officers attended the area and located what they believed to be an improvised explosive device in close proximity to University Way.

The RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit was contacted and is en route to Prince George from the Vancouver area.  University Way from Foothills Boulevard to the entrance to the University of Northern B.C. is closed to both foot and vehicle traffic until such time as the area is deemed safe.

Police do not believe that the University of Northern B.C. or persons at the university are at risk.

The investigation into this incident is continuing and further updates will be made when information comes available.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident, to please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250) 561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.

If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash reward.