Police search a red Toyota Echo after a bomb scare in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Cap News)

Surrey man facing potential charges after pipe bomb found in Kelowna car

The 38-year-old man was taken into police custody without incident

A Surrey man is potentially facing charges after bomb scare in Kelowna Tuesday.

Kelowna RCMP said a red Toyota Echo was spotted in a field off Springfield Road and Cooper Road around 3:15 a.m. When police approached, the found the man inside was a prohibited driver.

The 38-year-old man was taken into police custody without incident.

“During his interaction with the driver, the officer spotted what appeared to be a homemade pipe bomb,” said Cpl. Meghan Foster of the Kelowna RCMP.

“As a precaution vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the area was diverted away from the man’s vehicle, until police could appropriately consult with the RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit in Vancouver.”

The man is scheduled to appear in Kelowna court Monday.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Pit bull “inadvertently” bit girl, 13, at off-leash Surrey park, police say

Mounties say girl was bit when she got between two playing dogs at park in Clayton Thursday

COLUMN: Approach to homicide investigations in Delta highly successful

The DPD has investigated nearly 30 homicides since 1990, and three-quarters ended in a conviction

White Rock apologizes to SFN for lost artifacts

‘Heartfelt regret’ extended during private ceremony Nov. 21

Surrey, province break ground on new supportive housing project

Facility near Green Timbers to include 100 supportive housing units, 30 transitional accommodation spaces

Surrey cops looking for Guildford groping suspect

Groping is alleged to have happened on Sept. 15, in the 10300-block of 152nd Street

PHOTOS: NHL honours B.C. grandma’s battle against cancer in special match

Shea Theodore’s grandmother Kay Darlington dropped the puck at a special ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ game

Mosaic Forest Management announces forestry shutdown

Thousands of forestry workers in Coastal B.C. will be affected by ‘curtailment’

Appeal dismissed for B.C. man who assaulted woman in ‘thoroughly modern’ fight over phone

‘Both were seeking evidence of cheating by the other,’ says B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo

Investigators identify Abbotsford man as last to rent burnt car with body inside

48-year-old Sukhdev Dhailwal connected to car, autopsy findings yet to be revealed

Freezing rain on the way to B.C.’s Fraser Valley, Interior

Road conditions will be icy and slippery, Environment Canada warns

Woman accidentally shot by her son in Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park, police say

Everyone involved, including the woman, not cooperating with investigators, VPD says

University of Victoria threatens any athletes who speak about rowing coach probe

Barney Williams has been accused of harassment and abuse

B.C.’s largest catholic archdiocese names 9 clergymen in sex abuse report; probes ongoing

Vancouver Archdioces presides over 443,000 parishoners in B.C.

Smudging in B.C. classroom did not affect Christian family’s faith, says school district lawyer

Lawyers make closing arguments in a Port Alberni case about the Indigenous cultural practice

Most Read