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Bomb scare false alarm on Texada Island

Device raises concern
Bomb scare false alarm on Texada Island

A bomb sighting on Texada Island turned out to be a false alarm after being investigated by the RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit.

RCMP were called to Texada Island on the morning of Friday, December 2 after reports of a suspicious item that looked like a bomb near the recycling bins by the post office in Van Anda. RCMP said the item had a timer attached to it.

Police shut down the area and the bomb squad was called in to investigate. The device turned out to be a “number of foam tubes taped together with a timing device attached to it,” said an RCMP press release.

“At this point, police are unable to say how that item got to that location,” said Constable Chris Bakker with Powell River RCMP. “Given the location where it was found and the nature of the item, it was likely placed there on purpose.”

Police are investigating the incident and ask anyone with any information to contact the Texada RCMP 604.486.7717 or CrimeStoppers at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS).