Explosives found in Vancouver storage locker, police investigating

Aug 24 2016, 8:16 pm

Vancouver police are investigating after finding explosives in a storage locker at West 7th Avenue and Manitoba Street on Tuesday.

According to a brief release, police went to the storage facility around 11:30 am after someone reported what they believed were explosives inside a storage locker.

The VPD’s Police explosive technicians were called in, and “out of an abundance of caution”, the facility and nearby homes and businesses were evacuated, says the release.

Explosive technicians then disabled the suspected explosive devices and have now handed the scene over to detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crime Section.

The investigation into how the explosives ended up at the storage facility remains ongoing.