Bomb squad called into Kitimat

The RCMP had to call in the bomb squad from Vancouver last week to destroy three devices found in a local apartment.

The RCMP had to call in the bomb squad from Vancouver last week to destroy three devices found in a local apartment.

Corporal Les Blain said the detachment  received a call at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, regarding “suspicious items” in the apartment at 1160 Kingfisher.

After seeing the items, the police decided it was “prudent” to evacuate the building, which was done with the assistance of the fire department.

Later that evening two members of the Explosive Disposal Unit from Vancouver arrived and were able the remove the items and safely destroy them,

Blain said a 20-year-old Kiitmat man has since been arrested and charged with possession and manufacturing of explosives.

He has since been released from custody “with strict, court ordered conditions.”

He will next appear in court on December 1 in Kitimat.


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