Prince George RCMP have confirmed that a suspicious package found in a Prince George clothing store was in fact a bomb.

Early Sunday morning, police were notified that the front window of a shop in Prince George called G’Z Up Clothing has been smashed. Upon arrival, police noticed a suspicious package in the store. The area was cordoned off and the RCMP’s “E” Division Demolition Unit was flown in. The unit arrived in the city late Sunday and retrieved the package with a remote device before taking it to a safe location to detonate it.

After examining the detonated package, police announced yesterday that the bomb was capable and had the potential to function, but why it didn’t explode will remain a mystery.

There have been some speculations that the incident is related to gang warfare in the city.