Winnipeg police are looking for a man who left a backpack containing an explosive item outside the law courts building on Wednesday.
Shortly after 2 p.m., a backpack was placed near the steps of the building at York Avenue and Kennedy Street. It was lit on fire and then exploded as a sheriff’s officer attempted to extinguish it.
The officer, a man in his 50s, was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. Neither he or any bystanders nearby were hurt.
Police are looking for an aboriginal man in his mid-20s with some facial hair who was wearing sunglasses and a hat.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).