An investigation is underway after a bomb was discovered during the search of a Mill Woods home, Tuesday afternoon.
The bomb squad was called out after a search warrant turned up an improvised explosive device in a garage at a residence at 20 Avenue and 46 Street, around 4:00 PM.
The situation was resolved around 10:00 PM.
Inspector Gary Godziuk says though the situation was tense, there was no danger to the public.
“In terms of danger, I can tell you that nobody was placed in danger, including our members and the members of the public,” he explains. “We have predictable measures and training that go behind dealing with this.”
He says calls like this are uncommon in Edmonton.
“This is a rare event, and it’s reflected in the manner that we responded to this,” says Godziuk. “This was a heavily resourced call, took its time, had to evolve, and we had to deal with this, again, in a safe and proper manner.”
Godziuk adds there’s no worry that the explosives found were part of a terrorist plot.
Officers had evacuated residents within a one block radius for safety during the incident, and EMS and Edmonton Fire Rescue were on the scene as a precaution.
Two people are in custody, with charges pending. (scb)