Two injured in explosion in Port Alberni

A man and a woman in Port Alberni have been injured after a package exploded in their home.

  • Nov. 20, 2015 3:00 p.m.

A man and a woman in Port Alberni have been injured after a package exploded in their home.

The injured woman brought a package she discovered in the driveway into the home on Stuart Ave. While moving the package, an explosion occurred just before 9 a.m. Friday morning, says an RCMP press release. The injuries to the man and woman are not life threatening.

The package consisted of possibly plastic shopping bags and other yet-to-be determined contents. The origin of the package, and how it came to be at this home, remains under investigation, say police.

Port Alberni RCMP have called in the RCMP Emergency Disposal Unit (EDU) to assist with the ongoing investigation. The home is cordoned off for the time being, to preserve the scene for the arrival of EDU and RCMP Forensic Identification Services.

Anyone who locates a suspicious item of unknown origin is urged not to disturb it, and contact police for assistance.Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424.