POLICE – Search on Badger Drive results in bomb disposal unit being called

The search of a home in Dallas is continuing due to the discovery of a suspected explosive device.

On Tuesday morning (Jan. 16) just after midnight, Kamloops RCMP were called to a residence on Badger Drive in Dallas.  Police said neighbours were reporting that a group of people were yelling and kicking in the door.

The suspects had fled and one of the two residents inside had received minor injuries. While inside of the house, police said, they saw evidence of other criminal activity and secured the residence while requesting a search warrant. One person was arrested at the scene.

That evening, the search warrant was granted and officers began their search. While examining the residence, they found what they believed to be an explosive device. The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) from the Lower Mainland was called to neutralize the device.

“We are very early in this investigation and understand the concern the community will have when hearing that a potential explosive device has been located,” said Cpl. Jodie Shelkie.

“We are committed to a safe and secure Kamloops and everyone’s safety is always our first concern. As such, we felt it prudent at this time to rely on the experts from our explosive disposal unit to examine this scene and remedy any potential threat that may exist. Further information will be available in due course.”

She said once the residence is considered safe, the search will continue.


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