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UPDATE – RCMP investigate explosives left in mailboxes, found to be modified fireworks

UPDATE – RCMP investigate explosives left in mailboxes, found to be modified fireworks

An updated press release from the Saskatchewan RCMP states that further investigation by the Saskatoon RCMP into explosives left in mailboxes indicates that the devices are modified fireworks. The update adds that the fireworks will not explode and pose no threat unless ignited.

The Monday afternoon press release also reported that two more damaged mailboxes had been found, east of Saskatoon in the RM of Blucher and the RM of Corman Park, between Highways #16 and #5.

On Sunday, RCMP responded to Blucher’s RM after suspicious objects were left in several mailboxes that had been forced open in the Sunset Estates neighborhood. Their investigation revealed that one of the mailboxes had been damaged by an explosive device.

On Monday (today) at 9:50 a.m., the Saskatoon RCMP received a separate report of an explosive device placed in a mailbox on Rural Road 3040 in the RM of Corman Park. The RCMP determined that seven explosive devices had been placed in mailboxes in the area and that six of them had been detonated. There were no injuries reported.

The Saskatchewan RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit is assisting with this ongoing investigation. Officers are asking residents not to touch any suspicious or unknown devices found in mailboxes. If one is found, or if you have information about these incidents, call Saskatoon RCMP at 310-RCMP or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.