Residents return home after police defuse explosive devices
CARTIERVILLE – Residents will be allowed to return to their homes in Cartierville after being evacuated due to a bomb scare, according to Montreal Police.
Around 9.a.m. Saturday morning, a SWAT team was sent to a triplex on Robertine Barry street near Alice-Nolin street.
Montreal police had received reports that there were possible explosives in one of the apartments.
“The arson squad found some important evidence on the scene,” confirmed Constable Danny Richer.
A SWAT team neutralized the homemade improvised explosive device (IEDs) in a 15-hour operation.
“The arson squad circulated inside the residence and seized a computer,” said Danny Richer.
“The SWAT team is treating 19 possession of explosive devices.”
50 homes in the area were evacuated.
Residents were housed by the Red Cross overnight.
The 18-year-old suspect was arrested at a separate location Saturday morning and remains in police custody.
Police believe he acted alone and may suffer from mental health issues.
The suspect will appear in court on Monday afternoon on charges of possession of explosive devices.