Authorities confirm the suspicious package found on the SkyTrain tracks in Surrey Friday afternoon is an explosive device.

Three empty propane canisters were found strapped to an explosive at around 2:15 p.m. just east of the Scott Road Station.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Drew Grainger said the package appeared to have been "laid precariously, perhaps even tossed onto the SkyTrain tracks."

The package was removed from the scene at around 5 p.m. The explosive will be removed and detonated, while the canisters will be forensically tested in hopes of determining who is responsible.

SkyTrain service between Scott Road and Gateway stations was halted for hours due to the police incident, with passengers being transferred between the stops via a bus bridge, but TransLink spokesman Drew Snider confirmed service had fully resumed shortly after 5 p.m.