RCMP investigate explosion in Quesnel

Quesnel RCMP received a report of an explosion in a driveway at a residence in the Red Bluff area

  • Oct. 9, 2013 7:00 a.m.

Around 4 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 Quesnel RCMP received a report of an explosion in a driveway at a residence in the Red Bluff area of Quesnel.Police investigation has revealed that an explosion was detonated in the back of a pickup truck parked in the driveway.This explosion resulted in substantial damage to the vehicle. A window in the front of the residence was also damaged by the blast.Fortunately, no one was injured by the explosion. The explosion created significant noise and force which woke neighbours in the area. Six homes in the immediate vicinity have been evacuated as a safety precaution.

The scene has been secured and RCMP are awaiting specialists from the RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit and Specialized Forensic Identification Services.

There is no indication to link this incident with the discovery of discarded dynamite at the city’s landfill earlier this week.

Police investigation to date reveals that this explosion was intentionally set and the public should be assured that this was not a random act. RCMP continue to work on this case to identify suspects and to bring the person(s) responsible to justice.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to call the General Investigation Section of the Quesnel RCMP at 250-992-9211immediately.

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