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LangleyAdvance Fallen remembered pg A5 Your community newspaper since 1931 Thursday, November 15, 2012 Your source for breaking news, sports, and entertainment: Audited circulation: 40,026 – 56 pages BC’s #1 POWERSTROKE SPECIALIST RIGHT HERE IN LANGLEY 604-532-9445 5957 - 206A St., Langley Call TODAY for your FREE MARKET EVALUATION! Langley RCMP cordoned off an area around the main detachment. Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Monday morning Suspicious package was bomb 604-533-3491 RE/MAX Treeland Realty BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY NOW! Parties from 15 to 75 ppl. Save $100 - $150 on parties over 40 ppl. 10 OFF $ with this ad Buy One Dinner Entree & Receive $10 off Your Second Entree* *Not combined with other offers. Expires November 30, 2012 20598 Fraser Hwy. What started out as a report of suspicious activity early Monday morning evolved into an incident involving the RCMP explosives disposal crew dealing with a suspicious package, a vehicle being seized and a person questioned. By mid-week, police had confirmed that the incident was not a hoax or a case of mistaken identification. “The suspicious package located by the EDU [Explosives Disposal Unit]… was in fact a pipe bomb,” said Const. Craig van Herk. A 29-year-old Abbotsford man has been arrested and police are recommending charges of possession of explosives without a lawful excuse. He may also Basketball at Langley Events Centre Tsumura Basketball Invitational, Dec. 1 & 2 ALL INVIT A TB NAL TIO 604-534-2104 by Heather Colpitts and Matthew Claxton URA BASKE UM #1 in Enthusiasm face a possession of a controlled substance charge after a small amount of drugs was found in the vehicle, said van Herk. The exact circumstances around the discovery of the car and the bomb inside, however, are not being revealed. Langley RCMP Cpl. Patrick Davies said there was a report of suspicious activity early Nov. 12. He could not say the time or location but it centred on a vehicle. “It was found in the Langley area,” he said. The RCMP decided to investigate the vehicle and put it in one of its bays. “A vehicle was towed to the detachment,” he said. Davies said that the police made the decision to transport the vehicle to protect the investigation and evidence. As part of the incident and for an abundance of caution, the RCMP cordoned off the area around the detachment but police operations carried on, he noted. “At no time was the detachment completely closed,” Davies said. While part of the area was cor- TS Kathleen Christensen A pipe bomb in a car near the RCMP headquarters has sparked a major investigation. doned off, the EDU was sending a wheeled robot out to check out the situation. The Langley Township Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance were on alert at the scene in case they were needed. The explosives team “rendered” the suspicious package safe and studied it, determining that it was explosive. The investigation is being han- dled now by the Langley RCMP Serious Crime Section, and it is ongoing and highly active, said van Herk. “It’s a fairly significant issue, it’s not something we see day to day,” he said. The suspect in the case was not previously known to police. Van Herk could not say if investigators have some idea of the intended use of the bomb. Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance The Explosives Disposal Unit was brought in to deal with a suspicious package. Featuring Findlay Prep Pilots from Las Vegas, Nevada, one of the top-ranked high school basketball teams in the U.S., will play Walnut Grove. Tickets at

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