09/17/2012 03:27 EDT | Updated 11/17/2012 05:12 EST

Bomb squad detonates suspicious object at Surrey campus

The RCMP bomb squad has detonated a suspicious object found in a parking lot at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus in Surrey, but it is now not believed to have been a bomb.

Sgt. Drew Grainger said the 20-centimetre piece of pipe looked a lot like a pipebomb, but nothing blew up when a remote-control robot fired off a small explosive nearby, which would have detonated any bomb.

Some nearby classes were moved or cancelled but others remained in session.