UPDATE: Man arrested after ‘potential’ bomb found in Kamloops

Kamloops Mounties close North Shore road due to police incident

  • Aug. 29, 2017 7:30 a.m.

UPDATE: 11:34 a.m.

A man is in custody after a “potential” bomb was found outside a Brocklehurst home early Tuesday morning, police say.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said “a potential incendiary device” was found on Cambridge Crescent at about 2 a.m. Police evacuated nearby homes and an RCMP bomb unit was called to the scene.

Shelkie said the device was “secured” by the bomb unit and an explosives dog searched a nearby townhouse. A 38-year-old Keremeos man was arrested in the home and is being held for court.

His name has not been made public.

UPDATE:

At least five marked RCMP vehicles and a dog team were on-scene just before 9 a.m., and could be seen entering a townhouse on Cambridge Crescent.

A short time later, the police dog unit entered the residence.

A Kamloops This Week reporter is on scene and this story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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Cambridge Crescent on Kamloops’ North Shore was closed as of 3:30 a.m. Tuesday due to a police incident.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Robert Daly said Mounties were on scene dealing with an “unfolding police situation” that required closure of the road near McArthur Island.

“This is an active investigation and subject to change,” Daly said. “Police are asking the public to stay out of the area at this time.”

Police would not specify the nature of the incident.

More to come.

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