Explosive devices found in Gibsons

Sunshine Coast RCMP

Submitted / Sunshine Coast RCMP
August 5, 2014 04:27 PM

Sunshine Coast RCMP is continuing to investigate after four explosive devices were detonated near Sprockids bike park in Gibsons.

According to RCMP, on Tuesday Aug. 5, a resident reported that he found the remnants of four homemade explosive devices detonated in the parking lot at the north end of Stewart Road in Gibsons, near the Sprockids bike park.

Police examined one of the devices and confirmed an explosive substance had been detonated.

“We want to be very clear about how dangerous these devices are,” said Const. Harrison Mohr. “The devices could have easily injured or killed the people setting them off, hurt someone passing by, or set fire to the dry brush in the area. A few minutes of excitement is just not worth the risk.”

RCMP believe the devices were detonated sometime Sunday night.

Anyone with information about this incident, or store employees who see people buying suspicious combinations of flammable materials are asked to contact Const. Glen Martin, at 604-885-2266 and reference file No. 14-5408.

“If the public finds anything they believe may be an explosive device, they are advised to stay well back of it, and to call 9-1-1 immediately, even if it appears to have already been detonated,” added Mohr. “Any persons found in unauthorized possession of an explosive device could face a jail term of up to five years.”


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