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A man accused of having an explosive and vocal threat at the eastern end of Hamilton

A Hamilton man faces two charges on Sunday night for carrying explosives and intimidating him at the eastern end of the city.

Police say a 50-year-old boy was arrested after seeking service around 7:30 pm. From residents of the Ottawa Street North and Cannon Street East areas.

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Incident Explosives disposal unit could be mobilized to retrieve, investigate and disarm the device the suspect was carrying.

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"This area has been secured, roads have been closed, some street residents have been evacuated, and the rest I was put in a shelter, "said HPS spokesman Krista-Lee Ernst.

The accused has been charged with two charges for possessing explosives and threatening to cause physical harm.

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