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Suspected explosive device removed from neighbourhood by police

New Westminster – On June 19th the New Westminster Police Department received a call about a suspected explosive device in the West End neighbourhood. Officers arrived on scene and worked to secure the area. Residents were asked to leave their homes out of an abundance of caution. The Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service helped in securing the area. Portions of Hamilton Street, Kingston Street, 13th Street, and 14th Street were closed for several hours. Officers worked in partnership with the BC RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit to safely remove the object.

“We’d like to thank residents for their cooperation as we worked to ensure their safety,” stated Sergeant Andrew Leaver. “We’re in the early stages of this investigation so residents can expect to see us in working in the area into the evening.”

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. If you know anything about the suspected explosive device and have not spoken to police you are asked to call 604-525-5411.


CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Andrew Leaver

PHONE: 604-525-5411