A misused firearm led the Osoyoos RCMP to call in the bomb squad.
They received a call at 5:10 p.m. on Nov. 24 about a man pointing a gun and threatening somebody at the 1400 block of Highway 97.
Upon a search of the house police found loaded guns that were not properly secured and an improvised explosive device.
The residence was secured overnight by police overnight. The following day, the RCMP’s Explosives Disposal Unit, who arrived from the Lower Mainland, neutralized the homemade bomb.
“I am very proud of my officers and the members of the EDU who unselfishly put themselves in harms way to ensure these explosives were found and disposed of properly,” said area commander Sgt. Jason Bayda. “There is no doubt these officers saved the young children who also live in the residence from serious harm or death had the explosives detonated in their presence.”
The case remains under investigation.