One person arrested after explosion in Surrey


Surrey Mounties are investigating an explosion in a Surrey neighbourhood Friday evening.


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One person has been arrested after an explosion that led to several homes being evacuated in a Surrey neighbourhood Friday.

Mounties say shortly before 6 p.m. officers attended to a report of an explosion in the area of 124 St. and Iona Place.

Witnesses told police to go to a specific residence where the explosion was believed to have happened.

Police say the surrounding homes were evacuated as a precaution and specialized response teams were brought in to ensure safety.

RCMP have not released very many details. They have not said what caused the explosion, or whether the person arrested is a man or a woman. They only said the person was “emotionally elevated” at the time of arrest.

Surrey RCMP continue to investigate and are looking for witnesses and possible CCTV surveillance video in relation to the explosion.

Anyone with information about the incident or who was in the area that may have dash cam video, is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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