Update: Military Road incident not criminal: RNC

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says a Tuesday night incident where its explosives disposal unit was present at a home where a person was removed in a body bag is not being treated as a criminal matter.

Workers from a local funeral home were observed removing a body bag from a house on Military Road. Officers with the explosives disposal unit were also seen entering the house wearing breathing apparatuses.

In a statement issued Wednesday morning, police said there was no risk to the public and that it cannot discuss the exact nature of what brought

RNC members to the house. The RNC said no explosives were in the house and that the explosives disposal unit truck was simply used for the space it could provide officers.

Police also clarified that officers did not wear hazardous material suits at the scene and used breathing apparatuses as a precautionary measure. A further update is expected later today.

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Earlier story

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary's explosives disposal unit was seen at a home on Military Road in St. John's tonight around 10 p.m.

Personnel from a local funeral home were reportedly seen removing a body bag from the house. Members of the explosives disposal unit were seen in hazardous materials suits and wearing breathing apparatuses as they entered the home.

No other details are available. The Telegram will follow this story.

Geographic location: Military Road

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