Suspicious Device – Investigation: C23-280681

Released: November 19, 2023 at 12:59 p.m.

On November 19, at approximately 8:40 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to a suspicious item located in the rear lane in the 400 block of Agnes Street.

General Patrol officers attended and confirmed the presence of a suspicious item located within a compost receptacle and treated it as a possible improvised explosive device (IED). In a coordinated effort, multiple units assisted in safely containing the area and evacuating residents of the complex and nearby residences.

General Patrol Units, assisted by the Tactical Support Team, Traffic, and Auxiliary Cadet Units, secured the scene and established a safe perimeter before the arrival of the Bomb Unit.

Attending members of the Bomb Unit attended and executed a controlled detonation of the item. The item was found not to contain any explosive materials. After determining there was no further risk to public safety, evacuated residents were informed.

No injuries were reported during this incident.

The Major Crimes Unit has assumed the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, please call the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers 204-786-TIPS or

The Winnipeg Police Service cautions the public that when locating a suspicious device or package, to contact 911 immediately and not to approach.

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