Prince George: A busy Prince George road has been reopened to all traffic following the disposal of an improvised explosive device late this morning.
At approximately 10:40 AM, the BC RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit successfully destroyed an improvised explosive device found near a garbage can and light standard on University Way late last night. The areawas searched by a Police Service Dog and the Forensic Identification Section was called in to gather evidence. The road was re-opened to all traffic at 11:10 AM. The investigation into this incident is continuing. The Prince George RCMP have allocated a number of resources towards this investigation and will continue to do so.
“Our response was necessary in this situation” says Inspector Brad Anderson, Operations Officer for the Prince George Detachment. “Our first priority will always be the safety of our officers and the generalpublic.”
At approximately 11:15 PM on Tuesday March 18th, 2014, the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the area between CN Centre and the University of Northern BC in Prince George. Officers attended the area and located what they believed to be an improvised explosive device along University Way. The RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit flew to Prince George from the Vancouver this morning.
From the time the device was discovered and the area secured, the general public, including those persons at the University of Northern BC, were not at risk.
Near the time of the incident, a person on a bike was seen in the area of the improvised explosive device. Police are looking to identify this person.
Anyone with information about this Criminal offence or the person(s) responsible, to please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-
8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information thatleads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash reward.