Explosives unit neutralize suspicious package in Red Deer

Investigation continues

Red Deer RCMP neutralized a suspected bomb shortly after 10 p.m. Monday after a citizen found a suspicious package and brought it to the downtown police detachment.

The Explosives Device Unit was brought in to examine and neutralize the package. So far it has not been determined whether it was an explosive. RCMP continue to investigate.

No one was injured during the incident.

Police said an adult male took the package to police and that it was not found at a public location. Police believed it was not a random incident.

Between 6:30 p.m. and midnight, police closed 51st Avenue between 46th and 47th Street near the detachment while dealing with the package. Non-essential staff were evacuated from the downtown RCMP detachment as a safety precaution.

Officers canvassed neighbouring businesses that were open at the time to advise them of what was happening.

Red Deer Emergency services provided support and supplemental lighting while the package was examined.

RCMP urged the public to contact police immediately if they discover a suspicious package, and not to touch it.

Police said the Explosives Device Unit does not come to Red Deer often, not more than a couple times a year.

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