RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit called to Surrey over suspicious package

Jun 8 2018, 8:54 pm

The RCMP’s Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) was called to the scene of a Surrey neighbourhood over a potential improvised explosive device (IED).

The potential IED was found when an officer located a suspicious package on the “Whalley Strip” area at approximately 7:25 am.

After an “abundance of caution,” the EDU was called to the scene and utilized a bomb robot to safely extract of the package.

Corporal Elenore Sturko, an officer with the Surrey RCMP, confirms that the package was disposed of safely. She also confirmed that no officers or civilians were injured.

Typical procedure would include the item being sent in for further analysis, however, the RCMP did not have any further details at the time.

The area, located around 135A Street and 106 Avenue was closed off to the public until approximately 11 am.

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