Suspected smoke bomb closes Detroit-Windsor tunnel

21 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Detroit-Windsor tunnel reopens after shutdown over package.

Two Michigan were taken into custody Jan. 20, 2015, after they attempted to enter the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel with a bag that contained what appears to be a commercial grade smoke bomb.(Photo: Jessica J.Around 5 p.m., Canadian Border Services Agency officials directed two men inside a Michigan-plated vehicle entering Canada using the Windsor-Detroit tunnel crossing to go through a secondary inspection, said Sgt.Windsor Police Staff Sergeant Jason Crowley says it all began when two people were being questioned by Customs officials on the Windsor side of the tunnel. “Currently we are investigating a suspicious package that came through the tunnel in a vehicle on the Canadian side of it,” Sgt. During the second inspection, CBSA officials found a bag containing a “suspicious device” in the vehicle, according to D’Asti’s statement, which provided details of the investigation.

During the secondary inspection, a bag was discovered to contain a suspicious device, prompting officials from CBSA to close the tunnel and notify Windsor Police. An unmarked cardboard cylinder with a fuse attached, similar in structure to a commercial-grade smoke bomb or smoke grenade, was found inside the bag. The Windsor Police Explosives Disposal Unit was called in to investigate the package and deployed a robot with an onboard camera to get close to the package safely.

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