Officers Dispose of Explosive Devices

Posted on Monday May 14, 2018

Today at approximately 9:00 a.m. officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service’s Explosive Disposal Unit responded to a call for service at a vacant house in the 300 block of Fifth Line East.


A crew that had been working on demolishing the vacant residence discovered what they believed to be 2 explosive devices inside of a garage behind the residence.  The crew was able to safely vacate the area and contact police.


At the scene, officers located 2 items that were described as homemade explosive devices.  There was no evidence to suggest that someone had broken into the building and the devices appeared to have been there for a long period of time.


Officers were able to safely retrieve and dispose of those devices at the scene.  This incident is a good example of citizens acting safely to recognize a threat and contact police.  We encourage citizens to contact police immediately if they encounter a suspected explosive device.  This will allow specially trained officers to attend and safely dispose of the item.

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Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, 580 Second Line East, Sault Ste. Marie ON P6B 4K1. (705) 949-6300 or

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