Police investigate pipe bomb explosion

  • Aug. 1, 2012 3:33 p.m.

RCMP are looking to speak to anyone with information regarding a pipe bomb explosion that took place over the weekend in the Normandeau neighbourhood.

On July 28th shortly before 2 p.m. Red Deer City RCMP were called to a residence on Nielsen Close after receiving a complaint of a possible exploded pipe bomb. Police arrived and confirmed that a pipe bomb was under a vehicle and appeared to have at least partially exploded. The SUV suffered minimal damage as a result of the blast, and no one was injured.

Neighbours reported hearing the blast and seeing smoke at about 3:35 a.m., however, no calls were made to police at the time.

Red Deer Forensic Identification Section and the RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit from Edmonton were called in to assist in the investigation and it was determined to be an incomplete explosion of a pipe bomb.

Red Deer City RCMP General Investigation Section continues to investigate.

Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for this crime. Anyone with information can call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If the information leads to an arrest, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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