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Explosives found in Winnipeg condo building, police investigating


The Winnipeg Police Service is investigating after “commercial explosives” were found inside a condo building in the city’s River Park South neighbourhood on Thursday.

According to police, the potential explosives were found inside the building in the 300 block of Warde Avenue at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Constable Dani McKinnon with the police service said someone doing maintenance work in the building found the explosive material, and they were not found inside of a suite.

Firefighters and paramedics helped evacuate residents while the bomb unit attended and determined there were commercial explosives in the building and safely removed them.

“It was determined that there was no imminent detonation that was present; it did not appear that these explosive devices were set up recently,” McKinnon said. “They were just simply located as if they had been stashed away.”

Residents were eventually able to return to the building.

The Major Crimes Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers. Top Stories

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