Explosive device found on University Way destroyed

An “improvised explosive device,” found near a garbage can and light standard on University Way in Prince George, has been destroyed.

  • Mar. 19, 2014 6:00 p.m.

An “improvised explosive device,” that was found Tuesday night near a garbage can and light standard on University Way in Prince George has been destroyed.

University Way was closed for several hours as Prince George RCMP waited for the explosive disposal unit to arrive from Vancouver. The device was destroyed at about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday.

“Our response was necessary in this situation,” said Inspector Brad Anderson, Operations Officer for the Prince George Detachment. “Our first priority will always be the safety of our officers and the general public.”

Police were alerted to the situation Tuesay night when they received reports of shots being fired between CN Centre and UNBC. Officers attended the area and located what they believed to be an improvised explosive device along University Way.

From the time the device was discovered and the area secured, the general public, including those at the University of Northern B.C., were not at risk, say police.

Near the time of the incident, a person on a bike was seen in the area of the improvised explosive device. Police are looking to identify this person.


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