Improvised explosive device found in hamlet west of Edmonton: RCMP

A suspicious package in Entwistle, Alta., contained what RCMP are calling an improvised explosive device.

According to Mounties, the package was found in the area of ​​50 Street and 45 Avenue in the hamlet on Friday morning and reported to police around 9 am

Officers advised of a large police presence in the area after 10 am Parkland County said the area had been secured by 10:17 am

The device has since been cleared, police told CTV News Edmonton.

“Police investigation continues into this incident,” RCMP said in a statement Friday evening.

The explosive device is not related to a separate suspicious package found by Trans Mountain security 15 kilometers away at a pipeline near Wabamun, Alta.

Entwistle is approximately 95 kilometers west of Edmonton, at the intersection of highways 22 and 16A.

No further information was available from police.

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