May 16, 2014 1:32 pm

Police investigate ‘pop-bottle bombs’ in Abbotsford

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Two so-called pop-bottle bombs have exploded in Abbotsford, B.C., in one case releasing gases noxious enough to overcome a police officer.

Const. Ian MacDonald says the officer was treated for exposure to fumes released when the bottle blew up outside a home on Thursday evening.

He says both explosions were in an area where a series of arsons occurred last month.

In the first incident on Tuesday, police and fire officials responded to reports of a loud noise and found remnants of a plastic two-litre pop bottle on the street.

MacDonald calls the incidents troubling, saying that besides the mischief involved, there’s a potential for injuries and property damage.

Police are asking residents to report any suspicious activity.

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