Public asked to avoid 800 block of 8 Ave S due to presence of explosive device

Lethbridge Police are currently at a home along the 800 block of 8 Avenue South after an explosive device was located in the basement and moved into the backyard.

As a safety precaution police have evacuated the residence and neighbouring homes. Barricades have also been set up and police are advising the public to avoid the area until further notice.