Police detonate improvised explosive device in Vancouver

The Vancouver Police Department safely detonated an improvised explosive device in the city’s Chinatown district Tuesday night.

During a traffic stop near Columbia and East Pender streets, officers spotted what appeared to be fentanyl in plain view. While searching the vehicle, police located a suspected improvised explosive device.

Bomb disposal specialists were called to deal with the situation.

“This was excellent work by our frontline patrol officers to identify a dangerous situation and safely secure the area,” says Sgt. Aaron Roed, VPD.

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Source: Castanet