UPDATE: It was a bomb at Langley RCMP detachment

The Explosive Device Unit "rendered safe" a suspicious package found inside a vehicle on Monday morning. An Abbotsford man faces charges.

The Langley RCMP detachment was partially evacuated and the surrounding area blocked off after a black SUV (background) was towed there and found to have a suspicious package inside on Monday morning. It turned out to be safe.

It turns out a bomb scare at the Langley RCMP detachment on Monday morning, was an actual bomb, police are now confirming.

“The suspicious package was a pipe bomb,” said Langley RCMP spokesperson Const. Craig van Herk on Wednesday.

A pipe bomb was discovered inside an SUV police had towed to the detachment in the early morning hours on Monday.

A 29-year-old Abbotsford man was arrested in connection with the vehicle and the pipe bomb. Police are recommending charges of possession without lawful excuse pertaining to explosives. The man is also facing a charge of being in possession of a small amount of drugs, said Van Herk.

On Monday, police said they were called about suspicious activity. Officers went to the see and ended up towing a vehicle back to the station for further investigation.  But when they looked inside the vehicle, they saw a suspicious package.

To be safe, police cordoned off the detachment and surrounding streets and called in the Explosive Device Unit. Township fire department and B.C. Ambulance also stood by.

“No police functions were impacted that day,” said Van Herk.

Police will only say that the pipe bomb was “rendered safe” by the EDU. It isn’t known whether the EDU blew up the bomb or not. Police aren’t saying what the suspicious activity was or where because that is still part of their active investigation, said Van Herk.

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