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Whistler Motorhome explosion targetted Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island males

RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit investigating



The RCMP suspects foul play after a motorhome exploded in the Callaghan on Jan. 16. One male suffered minor injuries in the blast, and the police believe that there was an attempt to harm the two men that had occupied the motorhome for the past week, snowmobiling in the area.

"It looks like somebody targetted these guys and that it's related to people they associate with," said Staff Sergeant Steve LeClair of the Whistler RCMP. "It looks like an attempt to harm them."

The police got the call at 11:52 p.m. on Jan. 16. Police attended and met with the men staying the motorhome, who were from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

One of the males was struck in the hand by some debris during the explosion, but did not require medical attention. They initially believed that the propane tank exploded, but soon after realized that the explosion was not related to the tank and was suspicious.

The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit and Forensic Identification Section were called in to investigate the scene, and the Sea to Sky RCMP General Investigation Section has taken over the continuing investigation.

Pique will update this story as more information becomes available.

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