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Explosives Discovered in Winnipeg Condominium Building

Winnipeg Police remove explosives from condo building in the city.
Winnipeg Police Bomb Unit

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune

Winnipeg, January 5, 2024 - Residents in a condominium building in the 300 block of Warde Avenue had a shocking start to their day when what appeared to be explosives were discovered on yesterday around 11:30 a.m.

The Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service was the first to respond to the scene and immediately initiated an evacuation of the building to safeguard the lives of those residing in the affected area. Residents were quickly and efficiently escorted out of the premises, and emergency services worked diligently to secure the area.

Upon arrival at the scene, the Winnipeg Police Service's Bomb Unit conducted a thorough assessment of the situation. They confirmed that the discovered items were indeed commercial explosives but reassuringly determined that there were no indications of imminent detonation.

Following the successful removal of the explosives, the Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation into this incident. After the area was declared safe and the explosives were removed, residents were permitted to return to their homes.

Police are urging anyone with information related to this incident to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation. The Major Crimes Unit can be reached at 204-986-6219 for those willing to provide information directly. Alternatively, individuals who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS or visit


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