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RNC Insp. Brian Dowden speaks to reporters.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary offered few new details concerning the discovery of an improvised explosive device found Monday morning at tennis courts near the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre Monday Morning.
However, Insp. Brian Dowden told reporters Tuesday the device was not in the same league as those improvised explosive devices associated with armed conflicts in the Middle East.
Police received a call at 10:15 a.m. yesterday concerning a suspicious package. Members of the explosive disposal unit conducted a scene investigation using x-ray equipment and a robot.
The device was removed from the court and then separated using specialized tools. Dowden said components of the device were preserved to use as evidence.
He said people in the parking lot and the recreation centre were in no immediate danger as a result of the device.
The investigation into the incident continues, and Dowden said because of this, details describing the device cannot be released.