By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – Police took precautions after receiving a call about a pair of explosive devices that the O.P.P. later confirmed were duds.
Police removed an unwanted brown paper bag with outdated explosives in it from a home on Baldwin Ave this weekend.
Police were called to a Baldwin Ave. residence on Friday to remove an unwanted brown paper bag with outdated explosives in it.
The waterfront area, near Bergeron Drive, by the former “Rat’s Nest” building, was blocked off for several hours late Friday afternoon as local police handed off two devices to the O.P.P. Explosive Disposal Unit.
Cornwall police sergeant Dave Michaud said the quarantined handoff was a safety precaution to ensure the safety of the community.
No charges were laid.
“People will clean a relative’s house and find something of an explosive nature and turn it in,” said Michaud. “We treat those situations with amnesty.”
Michaud has seen three similar cases involving a potential explosive device in his 15 years as a Cornwall police officer.