Police Arrest Man and Seize Explosive Device Yesterday

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

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, shortly before 7:30 p.m., Hamilton Police were called to the area of Ottawa Street North and Cannon Street East.

Upon arrival it was learned that a male 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 the following offences:

·         Explosives – Making or Possessing for Unlawful Purpose

·         Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm

The Hamilton Police would like to thank the community for their patience during this investigation.