Dynamite disposal draws police
Aug 22, 2013 / 12:45 pm
Explosive demolition experts were called to Riverside Drive in Grand Forks Wednesday after police stopped a truck transporting illegal dynamite.
According to Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison, the man was attempting to dispose of 35 sticks of "old" dynamite and called a nearby fire hall to inquire as to where he should take them. The fire hall immediately called the RCMP, who got in touch with the man and instructed him to stay where he was until authorities could assure public safety was not in jeopardy.
"It was a pretty unique situation," said Harrison who admits he has not seen a call like this come through before.
The vehicle, as well as much of Riverside Dr. had to be cordoned off from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. until disposal experts arrived.
Where the man acquired the explosives is still being investigated, but proper permits were not in place and the man faces several charges for infraction of the Explosives Act.
The investigation is ongoing.
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