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B.C. homes evacuated over bomb threat

Nov. 5, 2012 at 10:57 PM

TSAWWASSEN, British Columbia, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The discovery of a suspicious package in front of a home in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Monday led authorities to evacuate up to 40 homes.

The Vancouver Sun reported the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's bomb squad was brought in to examine the package found in the city's Beach Grove neighborhood.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported the evacuation affected up to 40 residences.

Neighborhood resident Gerry Clark told the CBC he and dozens of his neighbors were told by police to leave the area.

"I was out working in my garden, I guess it was about 3 o'clock and a police officer approached me and said I was going to have to leave," Clark said.

"Apparently there had been a suspicious package found down the street, or 1 block over and down the street, within about 100 yards."

The Province reported it had not been determined whether there were any explosives in the package. Police said at 5:30 p.m. local time the investigation was ongoing.

An explosive device was found on a SkyTrain track in Surrey Friday, the newspaper noted.

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