Man in Custody Following Cottonwood Island Incident
Prince George, B.C.- The RCMP Bomb Disposal Unit is enroute from the lower mainland to deal with an explosive device in Cottonwood Island
Around 10:30 this morning, Prince George RCMP arrested a local 36 year old male in the Cottonwood Island Park for breach of probation, resist arrest and possession of an explosive device.
Although the male was removed from the area, the explosive device remains in the park, and police are keeping an eye on it until the bomb disposal unit can arrive on scene and deal with it.
The RCMP bomb disposal unit out of the Lower Mainland in enroute to assess and dispose of the device.
RCMP have cordoned off the area from Foley Crescent to the overpass on River Rd . This includes the boat launch. The railway museum can still be accessed.
Police ask that people stay out of the area and trail systems along the river until Police have disposed of the device and completed their investigation.