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.