Vancouver Is­land re­tiree in­jured by mail bomb

The Prince George Citizen - - News -

PORT ALICE — A re­tired pulp mill worker has been iden­ti­fied as the vic­tim of a mail bomb at­tack in the tiny vil­lage of Port Alice on Vancouver Is­land.

The Moun­ties say they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a tar­geted blast that went off when the vic­tim opened a mail pack­age at his home Tues­day.

Cathy An­der­son says her neigh­bour Roger Nep­per, who has lived in Port Alice for more than 30 years, was in­jured in the ex­plo­sion. She says her hus­band saw Nep­per hold­ing an in­jured hand when he climbed into a neigh­bour’s ve­hi­cle to be taken to the lo­cal health clinic.

Deputy Mayor Bruce Lloyd says Nep­per is in his mid 60s and is known in the com­mu­nity of about 800 peo­ple as a for­mer lo­cal box­ing coach. Nep­per’s fam­ily could not be reached for com­ment.

The RCMP has not iden­ti­fied who was in­jured but say the vic­tim re­ceived se­ri­ous, but non life-threat­en­ing in­juries, and was taken to hos­pi­tal.

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