Exploding packages hit rural mailboxes – authorities investigating

The Saskatoon RCMP have launched an investigation following the discovery of explosive devices in rural mailboxes in the RM of Blucher and RM of Corman Park. Authorities identified the devices as modified fireworks.

On Sunday, the RCMP received a report that several mailboxes near Sunset Estates had been broken into, with suspicious objects left inside. Upon investigation, police confirmed that one mailbox had been damaged by an explosive device.

The following day, around 9:50 a.m., the RCMP received another report of an explosive device placed in a mailbox on Rural Road 3040 in the RM of Corman Park. Subsequent investigations revealed that a total of seven explosive devices had been placed in mailboxes in the area. Six of these devices detonated, resulting in significant damage to the mailboxes.

Since the initial reports, police have located two additional damaged mailboxes, bringing the total to nine affected mailboxes. All incidents occurred east of Saskatoon, in areas between Highway 16 and Highway 5.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported. The Saskatchewan RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit is actively assisting with the ongoing investigation.

Police are urging residents not to handle any suspicious or unknown devices found in mailboxes. Anyone who discovers such a device or has information about these incidents is asked to contact the Saskatoon RCMP at 310-RCMP or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers.

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