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Charges laid in bomb scare

The bomb squad arrives from Vancouver to investigate a pipe bomb that exploded June 6 at a residence on Windsor Avenue in Penticton.
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June 09, 2014 - 11:47 AM

PENTICTON - RCMP are laying criminal charges against a Penticton man who was creating bombs at his home.

Staff Sgt. Kurt Lozinski could not disclose the name of the suspect, a 30-year-old man, who has been released from custody on conditions.

The man does not have a criminal history, however the Vancouver-based RCMP bomb squad found explosive materials in his backyard and house Friday.

Lozinski said he could not list the items found because it posed a risk to the public since it was essentially a recipe for disaster.

The initial pipe bomb exploded accidentally on Thursday afternoon at 225 Windsor Avenue. A second batch of materials were found and detonated by the bomb squad on Friday.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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