An explosion in front of the Saskatoon Provincial Court House has the Ministry of Justice very concerned.
Just after 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night a homemade device exploded damaging the building and sidewalk.
Although no one was hurt in the blast, Gordon Wyant, Minister of Justice and Attorney General said attacks of this magnitude need to be taken seriously.
“First of all we’re very thankful no one was hurt at the time of the day that it happened, but we’re very concerned about it, any time there is an attack of this kind of nature anytime this kind of thing happens it’s a concern to us, especially when it effects one of our democratic institutions,” Wyant said.
Police are continuing their investigation this morning but have not made any arrests at this time.
“I know there’s some security cameras in the area, we’re relying on the Saskatoon City Police to investigate the matter and we have full confidence in them to do that, so we’ll wait and see how that investigation goes,” Wyant said.
Wyant added they are comfortable with the security they have at court houses’ across the province but will be doing a review.
“I have reached out to my deputy minister this morning to have a review of the court house security, not only with respect to this building but other court houses across the province,” Wyant said.
Also this morning the Saskatoon Hazmat team responded to another report of a suspicious package that was determined to be a non-threat.