Suspicious package not an explosive


Medicine Hat Police are continuing to investigate the suspicious package found near the Medicine Hat College.  S/Sgt. Joe West of the Major Crimes Section says they have determined that the package did not contain an explosive component and could not have caused any harm.  The package had been found near the college on September 23rd and at the time, the Explosives Disposal Unit took steps to render it safe.  West says it was certainly designed to look like an Improvised Explosive Device so police were taking no chances.  He adds that they are continuing to look into who may have placed it there and Criminal Code charges could result.  Anyone having information are asked to contact the Medicine Hat Police Service or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.