RCMP destroy item resembling a pipe bomb in Swift Current
The Swift Current Municipal RCMP utilized the services of the Saskatchewan RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit to destroy three suspicious items during the early morning hours of June 14.
RCMP report they received a complaint of an item resembling a pipe bomb at approximately 1 a.m. last Thursday morning. RCMP located three suspicious items in the middle of a parking lot situated in the 400 block of Herbert St. E. near the Swift Current Library.
The Saskatchewan RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit destroyed the items at the scene as a precaution. Saskatchewan RCMP Police Dog Services were also on hand to search the area, but no additional suspicious items were located.
Swift Current Municipal RCMP Detachment commander Staff Sergeant Gary Hodges updated Swift Current City Council about the incident during their June 18 meeting.
He confirmed the material has been sent off to Ottawa for testing and finger print analysis.
RCMP are continuing their investigation in the matter. They are asking for the public’s assistance during their investigation. Specifically, they are seeking anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious vehicles or activity in the 400 block of Herbert St. E. Anyone with information is asked to contact Swift Current Municipal detachment at 306-778-4870 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.