One male was taken into police custody after the RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit had to remove a “device” from the downtown area.
The male has since been released, pending further investigation.
“The police are still examining the item however at this particular junction it is believed to be a smoke grenade,” Kelowna RCMP Sgt. Mike Cooke said.
As people walked along the water front in the evening of Aug. 6, police arrived at City Park shortly after 8:00 p.m. after receiving information of a suspicious device near the washrooms on the beach.
Emergency crews spread out from the Sails to the Highway 97 underpass and evacuated the area as a safety precaution.
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
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