03/13/2012 07:10 EDT | Updated 05/13/2012 05:12 EDT

Pipe Bomb Explodes In B.C. Interior

RCMP are investigating after a pipe bomb exploded in a newspaper box in Summerland, B.C., on Tuesday morning.

The blast, which occurred in downtown area of the Okanagan city, spread debris over a 100 metre radius.

Police believe someone put the homemade pipe bomb into the plastic newspaper box shortly after midnight.

Two people were seen running from the area, one of them wearing a white sweater.

RCMP are asking anyone with information to contact the Summerland detachment.