Saskatoon Police Inspector Randy Huisman says the improvised explosive device, or IED, that exploded outside the city’s provincial courthouse was not related to international terrorism.
Otherwise, police are staying quiet on the details around the explosion at the Saskatoon Provincial Courthouse Wednesday night.
A homemade device exploded just after 11 p.m. , causing damage to the sidewalk and building.
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Normal operations resumed at the courthouse in the morning, but with a more noticeable police presence.
Huisman said there were quite a few people in the area after the incident, but would not confirm how police were informed.
He noted a drinking establishment within a block of the courthouse was shut down and those leaving were asked questions by police.
Police are not ruling out any connections between the explosion and a backpack left outside the courthouse on February 2nd, which contained fireworks and Roman candles.
Police don’t believe the case is related to the recent suspicious packages that have been dropped off this month.