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Hamilton Police de-fuse bomb scare

Hamilton Police de-fuse bomb scare

A 50-year-old man was arrested yesterday for uttering threats and possessing/making an explosive for an unlawful purpose.

Sunday evening, Hamilton Police were called to the area of Ottawa Street North and Cannon Street East.

There they came across a man who had what appeared to be an explosive device. The area was secured, roadway closed, a portion of street residents were evacuated and the remaining were placed into a shelter in place.

The Explosive Disposal Unit was called in, examined the device and safely recovered it.

A 50-year-old Hamilton man has been arrested and charged with making or possessing explosives for an unlawful purpose and threatening death or bodily harm.

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