Man arrested after Molotov cocktails found in Winnipeg apartment
Police Seized Explosive Devices and Kerosene from Winnipeg Apartment
Police seized four explosive devices and kerosene from a suite on Redwood Avenue.
A 34-year-old man has been arrested after police found four Molotov cocktails and kerosene at an apartment in Winnipeg’s north end Friday, a Sunday news release said.
Police went to a suite on Redwood Avenue around 5 p.m. Friday after getting a report of explosives being stored there. Officers noticed a strong smell of kerosene, which caused a concern for public safety, the release said.
The police evacuated the building and called the bomb disposal unit, which safely removed the explosive devices and the kerosene. The man was arrested at the scene and faces several charges, including possession of an explosive substance and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
The police are still investigating the motive and the intended target of the explosive devices. They have not released the name of the suspect or any details about his background or affiliation.
The police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
The residents of the apartment building were shocked and scared by the discovery of the explosives. Some of them said they had noticed a strange smell in the hallway, but did not think much of it.
One resident, who did not want to be identified, said he had seen the suspect several times and described him as a quiet and friendly person. He said he had no idea why he would have such dangerous items in his suite.
Another resident, who also wished to remain anonymous, said he was worried about his safety and the security of the building. He said he hoped the police would find out what was going on and prevent any harm.
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