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2 charged after suspicious device closed Windsor-Detroit tunnel

A man and a teenager, both from Michigan, are facing charges after an incident that closed the Windsor-Detroit tunnel for several hours.
This July 12, 2012 file photo show the lanes entering the United States at the Detroit Windsor Tunnel. AP Photo/Paul Sancya

WINDSOR, Ont. – A man and a teenager, both from Michigan, are facing charges after an incident that closed the Windsor-Detroit tunnel for several hours.

It happened Tuesday night after the pair entered into Canada in a Dodge Durango and were directed to secondary inspection.

It’s alleged that during the search, a bag was found with a suspicious device.

The tunnel was closed for about three hours and the Canada Border Services Agency plaza was evacuated.

Police say the device was an unmarked commercial grade smoke bomb and several weapons, including two butterfly knives and a set of brass knuckles, were also found.

A 29-year-old Michigan man is charged with three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon and three counts of importing a prohibited weapon into Canada.

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The 17-year-old youth is charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and importing a prohibited weapon into Canada.

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