Sudbury's Brennan Boucher charged with making explosives

Sudbury Police have charged Brennan Boucher, 20, after a suspicious package was found in a home on Spruce Street.

Police forced to shut down part of Spruce Street Thursday, following location of suspicious package

Sudbury Police have charged Brennan Boucher, 20, after a suspicious package was found in a home on Spruce Street.

On Thursday, police shut down parts of Spruce Street in the city’s west end, following a week-long investigation.

Police say in collaboration with the Canadian Border Agency, they became aware that a resident on Spruce Street had imported a prohibited magazine and ammunition for a 223 calibre weapon from the United States.

The package was intercepted by the Canadian Border Services, police said.

On Thursday, police searched the home and found several magazines, a homemade explosive device, a prohibited shotgun and a homemade conducted energy weapon.

The Ontario Provincial Police Explosives Disposal Unit assisted, and safely rendered the explosive device inoperable, police said.

Brennan Boucher has been charged with the following offences:

  • making explosives
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • unauthorized possession of a prohibited device
  • importing into Canada a prohibited device
  • importing into Canada a prohibited device without authority

Police say the investigation is on-going, and further charges are pending.

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