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Suspicious package contained 'flash bang' grenade: RCMP

A suspicious package found in the Heritage Park parking lot contained a "flash bang" grenade that was detonated by the RCMP bomb disposal unit.

"There was not sufficient residue on the package to determine the origin of the device," RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck said in a news release.

The package was detonated using a remote-controlled device by the Lower Mainland Explosives Disposal Unit.

Wolbeck said police were called about the package at about 5 p.m.

No other details were released by the RCMP.

It's not clear what motivation, if any, lay behind the incident, or how much damage the grenade could have done if detonated by anyone other than police investigating the package.

An official at the nearby Tourism BC office said police cordoned off the area where the package was located, and advised everyone to stay inside until the bomb disposal unit completed its investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611.

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