Safely Detonated!


Vancouver Police safely detonated a suspected improved explosive device near Columbia and East Pender streets on Tuesday evening. Officers spotted what appeared to be fentanyl in plain view inside a car after conducting a traffic stop. While searching the vehicle, they located a suspected improvised explosive device. Specialists with the VPD’s Emergency Response Section were called and worked to safely dispose the improvised explosive device. A 25-year-old Surrey resident was arrested for unauthorized possession of an explosive device and transported to the Vancouver Jail.  He has been released with no charges at this time. However, the investigation is ongoing.