Police find “improvised explosive device” in Edmonton vehicle

Two men arrested

Police say they found a “live improvised explosive device” in the trunk of a car in Edmonton and another smaller explosive device on one of two men arrested at the scene. Police pulled over a blue Toyota Yaris at about 4 p.m. on the Sherwood Park Freeway because the car had been reported stolen from Swift Current, Sask., earlier that day. Police took the two passengers
into custody and then sent in the bomb disposal expert to deal with the device. The bomb in the trunk was small, but could have caused injury had it been detonated, said bomb squad Sgt. Grant Jongejan. One man, 39, faces eight charges, including possession of explosives, possession of prohibited fire arms and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. The other
man, 35, was arrested on outstanding warrants.


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