Explosive device located on Dallas Drive

By Greg Fry
January 30, 2018 - 12:30pm Updated: January 31, 2018 - 5:17am

KAMLOOPS — UPDATE: Police aren't releasing any details as to what progress they've made dealing with an apparent explosive device found in Dallas yesterday. 

The explosives Disposal Unit arrived yesterday afternoon to deal with the issue, but police have released no information on what they found, whether it was live, or what they did with it. 

RCMP Corporal Jodi Shelkie  says the device was discovered near the intersection of Dallas Drive and Viking Drive.

School District 73 says nearby Dallas Elementary was put on 'hold and secure' for about ten minutes  until it was determined students and staff could return to their normal activities.



EARLIER: Kamloops RCMP say the Explosives Disposal Unit has now arrived at the scene in Dallas where an incendiary device was found earlier today.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says they expected to deal with the object in relatively short order.

EARLIER: Mounties are securing an area next to Dallas Drive near Viking Drive in Kamloops this hour where an explosive device was discovered.

"Pedestrians walking on Dallas Drive saw what appears to be a handmande explosive device next to the road," says Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie. "The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit from the Lower Mainland will be attending this afternoon to dispose of the device. Until then, police will secure the area for the public's protection."

She says police don't know yet who made the device or why it was left in this location and that the investigation is ongoing.

Shelkie adds there's no indication so far that there is any connection between this explosive device and the two found in a home on Badger Drive earlier this month.

School District 73 spokesperson Robert Koopmans says the school nearby, Dallas Elementary, was briefly on "hold and secure" but that has since been lifted.

"We've been in contact with the RCMP, they've informed us that there's no risk to people in the neighbourhood. It's business as usual at our school. Parents will be able to pick up their children as usual, buses will be able to pick up kids as per usual and students will be able to walk home as per usual."

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