Po­lice find sus­pi­cious pack­age; fish­ing rod blown up

Cape Breton Post - - News / Weather -

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.”

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