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"Suspicious device" closes Glasgow Avenue in Saanich

Jan 28 2012
An RCMP bomb squad is coming over from Vancouver to investigate a suspicious device that was "intentionally placed" in front of a vehicle at 3277 Glasgow Ave., Saanich police said. (Jan. 2012)  

An RCMP bomb squad is coming over from Vancouver to investigate a suspicious device that was "intentionally placed" in front of a vehicle at 3277 Glasgow Ave., Saanich police said. (Jan. 2012)

Photograph by: Lyle Stafford, timescolonist.com

An RCMP bomb squad is coming over from Vancouver to investigate a suspicious device that was "intentionally placed" in front of a vehicle at 3277 Glasgow Ave., Saanich police said.

A resident of the apartment building called police around 7:20 a.m. Saturday when he came out to his pickup truck and saw an item, the size of a roll of toilet paper wrapped in red duct tape with a green fuse sticking out of it, said Sgt. Paul Lamoureux.

Police arrived and cordoned off the 3200 block as they investigated the device.

"It was right in front of his parking stall. So it's intentionally placed for sure," Lamoureux said. "It looks like an improvised explosive device, but we don't know. We have to treat it seriously."

Lamoureux said the bomb team was likely to be heading on the 11 a.m. ferry.

He said if the device is a prank "it's a really expensive prank."

People are advised to avoid the area.

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