The RCMP’s bomb squad was called to Salt Spring Island Wednesday after a suspicious device was found in Drummond Park.
Salt Spring RCMP contacted the B.C. RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit after being alerted to the device by a citizen.
Police made the call after they couldn’t determine the nature of the cylindrical device. They cleared the area while waiting for the arrival of explosives experts.
Salt Spring RCMP detachment commander Clive Seabrook said the citizen did the right thing by going to police right away.
“We are very fortunate to have experts available at a moment’s notice not only to give a professional opinion, but come over and examine suspicious devices.”