Explosive devices found in a vehicle connected to B.C. bank robbers killed

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SAANICH, B.C. — The chief of the Saanich, B.C., police department says explosive devices were found in a vehicle related to the suspects who were gunned down outside a bank.

Chief Const. Dean Duthie says an RCMP explosive disposal unit was able to transfer the devices from a vehicle to a local landfill and destroy them.

Six officers were shot and two suspects were killed in the shootout with police yesterday.

Duthie says three of the officers remain in hospital, including one who is in intensive care, while another officer will require more surgeries.

He says police are still investigating the possibility of a third suspect, although they don't believe there's a risk to the public.

Police say they're still trying to confirm the identification of the suspects.

This report by The Canadian Pres was first published June 29, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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