Updated: Paintball prop found at landfill led to explosive expert call

Object was thought to be a possible explosive and authorities took no chances

Bomb disposal experts from Edmonton were called in after what turned out to be a prop used in paintball was found at the Red Deer landfill.

Police and Red Deer Emergency Services took every precaution when the object, which looked like a possible explosive device, was found at the waste management facility just south of the city on Friday morning.

Police did not provide details on what the object was, other than that it was a discarded prop used in paintball and contained dish soap.

Paintball websites show numerous versions of prop bombs, some with elaborate wiring and timers, used in the sport’s scenarios.

A portion of the landfill was cordoned off, but the public drop-off area remained open throughout the day.



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