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Bomb Unit Investigates Suspicious Item in Westwood

February 19, 2024 9:41 AM | News


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Winnipeg police investigated a suspicious item overnight in Westwood, but deemed it not to be explosive.

Officers were called to the area of Assiniboine Avenue and Rouge Road at around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday for a report of a suspicious item.

Police treated the item as an improvised explosive device (IED) and safely contained the area until the bomb unit could arrive.

At around 12:40 a.m. Monday, the item was found to have not contained any explosive materials.

No injuries were reported and the investigation is ongoing.

Winnipeg police say when a suspicious device or package is found, the public should call 911 immediately and not approach it.


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