Police find suspicious package; fishing rod blown up
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. (CP) — A major transportation hub in Vancouver harbour was shut down for much of rush hour Thursday after a suspicious package was found just a day before the Olympics open.
The package was found near the terminal for the SeaBus, a commuter ferry, and was detonated by police. It turned out to be a fishing rod.
“Imagine a cylindrical tube in which you pack something,” said RCMP Const. Michael McLaughlin.
“Within that tube there are end caps that have some tape on them. So the combination of the tape and the tube made for an object that looked very much out of the ordinary and necessitated the quick response we had.”