21 November 2009

IED Explosion: Aryan Guard Related?

We receive a number of messages this morning concerning a bombing of a residential building today. The IEDs (there were two) were not big, but they were enough to seriously injure and perhaps even kill an individual handling either package.

We did some checking and discovered that there was an incident on Rundlehorn Dr. this morning. The media is now covering the incident:

2 explosive devices detonate in northeast Calgary

Last Updated: Saturday, November 21, 2009

Two explosive devices were detonated in a parking lot between two apartment buildings in northeast Calgary early Saturday morning in an attack police say was targeted.

Police say they were called to reports of what sounded like gunshots just after 7 a.m. in the 5300 block of Rundlehorn Drive N.E.

Officers arriving on scene found the first exploded device, and residents of about 25 apartment suites were told to leave their homes as a precaution.

Officers sweeping the area discovered a second device, which had also exploded.

Duty Insp. Frank Reuser said the two devices were placed next door to an apartment suite, and it appears the attack was targeted.

"It's very evident to me that the person who threw the devices away was probably within seconds of being injured or killed," he said.

Explosives not 'bombs,' police say

Ashley Hotchkiss, the manager of the apartment building, said she has never had any major issues with any of the building's tenants.

"I've never heard of anything about anyone being targeted in my complex," she said.

Hotchkiss said she doesn't know the tenants who were targeted.

Police wouldn't use the word "bombs" to describe the explosive devices, and said investigators are still working to determine what they were made of.

No suspects have been identified.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Calgary police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The individual who provided us with the information suggested that at least one member of the Aryan Guard was involved. At this point we have no reason to believe our source is wrong given the accuracy of information provided in the past that we were able to independently verify, though we don't have concrete evidence. We were also provided with a reason for the attack; not a racial attack, but a domestic issue.

We won't provide any more details yet, but is anyone has any information feel free to send it our way.


Anonymous said...

Well, this has got to be the total downfall of the AG in general. It has gone way to far for the police to do nothing.

Anonymous said...

Never underestimate the Police's ability to do nothing, anonymous.