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Winnipeg Police Bomb Unit Called Out

July 1, 2023 - Friday morning, just before 11:00 am Winnipeg Police and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) were called to the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus for the report of a potentially Dangerous Situation.

The WFPS arrived on scene and evacuated buildings in the area, including the impacted building. The WFPS requested assistance from the Winnipeg Police Service’s Bomb Unit, and a coordinated Emergency Action Plan was initiated.

Police Patrol Units, assisted by Traffic and Auxiliary Cadet Units, secured the scene and established a safe perimeter before the arrival of the Bomb Unit.

Officials said the University of Manitoba reported that an unstable chemical with a potential for explosion was stored in one of the buildings and notified the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS). The volatile material, learned to be a chemical commonly found in laboratories, was contained and deemed not to be a suspicious package.

Members of the Bomb Unit removed the volatile material from the building and moved it to an outdoor Contained Detonation Location. At 4:08 p.m., Bomb Unit members safely detonated the material.

No injuries were reported during this incident.


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