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UPDATE: Police call in explosives disposal unit to residence on Pine Street

RCMP remain on scene at the 2500 block of Pine Street and have called in the explosives disposal unit.

At 8:20 a.m. Thursday, the Prince George RCMP responded to an incident on the 2500-block of Pine Street. When officers arrived at the residence, they discovered a suspicious object.

“Police have since requested the assistance of the BCRCMP Explosives Disposal Unit to deal with the object,” said Const. Jennifer Cooper of the Prince George RCMP. “The Prince George RCMP utilizes the BCRCMP Explosives Disposal Unit for several incidents of this type each year.”

In the interest of maintaining public safety, members have removed nearby residents from their homes and have restricted access to the location. There is currently no risk to the public outside of the immediate area that police have secured. At this time, we encourage those that have been displaced by this event and require support or assistance finding accommodation to contact RCMP Victim Services by calling 250-561-3329.

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