Canada: Homemade Explosive Triggers Investigation

Submitted by mhochberg on Thu, 08/03/2017 - 00:00

TRIPwire, 3 August 2017, 0900


On 2 August 2017 at approximately 1630 hours local time, an employee at an industrial park in central Alberta discovered a suspected explosive device and alerted authorities. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers responded and cordoned off the area, and RCMP bomb disposal technicians worked through the evening investigating the device. Technicians determined that it was a viable homemade explosive device and rendered safe the IED. The incident is under investigation.