The RCMP now say they arrested Wiebo Ludwig in the interest of public safety.
Inspector Tim Shields says there was a significant risk to public safety, especially in the Dawson Creek area, where the bombings took place.
Ludwig was released from jail early Saturday morning and at this point has not been charged with anything.
On Saturday the RCMP stated they had found new evidence during the search of the Trickle Creek property near Hythe. The RCMP obtained a search warrant from judges in both British Columbia and Alberta. The warrant authorizes them to search the property for up to 5 days.
Meanwhile, Wiebo Ludwig says he was interrogated for 10 hours after being arrested. Ludwig says the RCMP found his DNA on threatening letters sent to the local media in Dawson Creek.
According to Ludwig’s long time friend Richard Boonstra, the RCMP have been searching the Trickle Creek Ranch grounds for items like dynamite, computer parts, pens, papers, envelopes and recordings.
The RCMP still say the $1,000,000 reward being offered by EnCana has not been claimed and are encouraging anyone with additional information is asked to call the dedicated tip line at 1-866-994-7473.
– For more on Ludwig’s release, Click Here.
– For a Friday afternoon update from Inspector Tim Shields, Click Here.
– For a statement from EnCana Corp., Click Here.
– For Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier’s take on this developing story, Click Here.
– For more on the initial police search, Click Here
– Wiebo Ludwig appeared on 100.1 Moose FM’s Issues and Answers in October 2009. Click here to listen to the whole show.