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.
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