At approximately 10 a.m. yesterday morning, members from the Ponteix RCMP Detachment received a complaint of a suspicious looking item (believed to be a potential explosive device) inside a local business. Members immediately attended, evacuated and contained the scene.
The Saskatchewan RCMP's Explosive Disposal Unit attended to assist and determined the item to be benign. No additional suspicious items were located within the business or in the area.
Investigation into the origin and nature of the suspicious item continues.
Ponteix RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in furthering this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ponteix Detachment at 306-625-6400 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.