Red Deer, Alberta – The RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit arrived in Red Deer mid-afternoon today to deal with a suspicious package that had been brought to the north Red Deer RCMP detachment, and destroyed the package without incident at approximately 4 pm.
As a safety precaution, Red Deer RCMP evacuated approximately six residences near the north detachment as well as evacuating staff from the detachment after the package was believed to be suspicious. Evacuated citizens have been allowed to return to their homes and the north detachment will be open to the public as usual tomorrow.
“Public safety is always our first priority, and RCMP appreciate the patience of those residents who were temporarily displaced from their homes while we brought in the EDU specialists to deal with the package,” says Constable Derek Turner of the Red Deer RCMP. “This investigation has now been concluded.”
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
August 21, 2018
Red Deer RCMP investigating suspicious package at north detachment
Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are currently investigating a suspicious package that was brought to the north RCMP detachment and have closed the building to the public as a safety precaution; the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) has been deployed and will attend to provide assistance.
Traffic around the 67 Street Red Deer RCMP detachment is not affected by this incident; however, citizens in need of in-person police service this afternoon are asked to attend the south RCMP detachment at 4602 51 Avenue until further notice.
Red Deer RCMP are effecting these measures in the interest of public safety while the investigation is ongoing, and thank the public for their patience while the RCMP and EDU do their job. RCMP do not have more information at this time, but an update will be provided when more information is available.
S/Sgt. Jeff McBeth
Red Deer RCMP