Saskatoon police were called to a potential bomb threat involving a vehicle near the intersection of Avenue P South and 20th Street West Tuesday morning.
Police Supt. Brian Shalovelo said a man called them just before 9 a.m. saying he’d found a suspicious object in the engine block of his vehicle, and began “pulling wires.”
When officers arrived, they also found a woman in the back seat of the black Dodge Journey refusing to get out.
Members of the police explosive disposal unit used two robots to inspect the engine compartment, but no explosive device was found.
“We think [the complainant] may be intoxicated by some drug,” Shalovelo said. “But when you get the call you want to respond appropriately … on the off-chance there’s something in there and you want everyone to be safe.”
Traffic on Avenue P South was blocked during the operation, and vehicles were cleared out of nearby parking lots as the bomb squad worked.
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By around 11 a.m. a police canine unit had helped cajole a woman out of the vehicle, allowing police to move in and investigate by hand.
Shalovelo said the woman was wanted on outstanding warrants in another jurisdiction.
—With files from 650 CKOM’s Chris Vandenbreekel