RCMP explosives team called to Langford after resident finds ‘explosive material’

RCMP explosives team called to Langford after resident finds 'explosive material’
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Police are asking people to stay away from Veterans Memorial Park in Langford on Saturday after someone found “explosive material” at their home.

Mounties say a Langford resident called the West Shore RCMP saying they had found the explosive materials at their home around 1:45 p.m.

The caller added that they had moved the explosives into their car and were driving to the West Shore RCMP detachment.

Mounties quickly pointed out that this was ill-advised and dangerous, and instead told the caller to park their car and exit the vehicle and wait for police to arrive.

While police were offering their advice, Mounties say the caller “had already exited their vehicle and left the explosive material in the Veterans Memorial Park.”

“Police immediately attended the park located on the corner of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Goldstream Ave in Langford and secured the area,” said RCMP in a release around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mounties say they remain at the park and are asking people not to approach.

They do not believe there’s a risk to the public at this time, and an RCMP explosive disposal unit is en route to dispose of the explosive material.

There was no estimate as to when the park may reopen.

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