Penticton woman burned in parcel bomb blast
PENTICTON – A section of a Penticton mobile home park was put on police lock down after a parcel bomb explosion Wednesday morning.
Dorothy Czerniak tells Global Okanagan News a small package in Christmas wrapping was found at the foot of her driveway at about 10 a.m.
Czerniak says she was attempting to open it with a knife when it exploded in her cutlery drawer, slightly singeing her face and causing a small fire.
Her son called 9-1-1 and Czerniak was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics.
The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit and a post-blast forensic investigator have been called in from the Lower Mainland to help with the investigation at the Sun Leisure Mobile Home Park.
Police are hoping neighbour interviews and video surveillance in the area will help identify a suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Penticton detachment at 250-492-4300.
~ With files from Neetu Garcha
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