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CanadaSurrey residents evacuated after possible explosive device found near vehicle

01:10  02 september  2019
01:10  02 september  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Evacuations ordered after potential explosive device found at Aldergrove business. As a precaution, the explosive disposal unit was called to the scene, and as many as 10 surrounding businesses were evacuated .

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Surrey residents evacuated after possible explosive device found near vehicle © Global News Surrey RCMP and the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit on scene in a Surrey neighbourhood where a possible improvised explosive device was found early Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019.

Some residents of a Surrey neighbourhood were forced to evacuate their homes after a bomb scare early Sunday morning.

Surrey RCMP say they were called to the area of McBride Drive and Grosvenor Road just after 5 a.m. to assist the Surrey Fire Department.

Fire crews had been called to the area to extinguish a small fire near a vehicle when an "improvised explosive device" was believed to have been found, police said.

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An RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit based out of the BC RCMP Headquarters in Surrey were then called in to assist with the situation. The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment was evacuated on Friday evening after a member of the public brought an explosive device into the building looking

ST. GEORGE — A juvenile was arrested Monday after a possible explosive device was found at Pine View High School in St. George. An object was found in a backpack that “had potential to injure persons or damage property," said St. George Police Capt. Mike Giles.

"Out of an abundance of caution, a small area and a number of residences were evacuated," Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said.

Pictures from the scene show scorch marks on the side of a minivan parked on the street, as well as on the road next to the vehicle.

Officers called in the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit, which safely disposed of the item.

It's not yet known what the potential explosive device was, how it ended up near the vehicle or why.

Police say the investigation is ongoing, and no further updates were available Sunday.

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