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Man charged after bomb squad removes suspicious item from Regina Superstore

The Regina Police Service and RCMP Explosives Disposal Units (EDU) team attended the scene on Friday. Dave Parsons / Global News

A 23-year-old man faces seven charges including making an explosive substance after an investigation by the Regina Police Service and RCMP.

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The investigation shut down the Real Canadian Superstore on Prince of Wales on Friday.

In a statement released Saturday evening, police say they were called to the business after reports of a possible explosive device.

Patrol officers got to the scene and found and arrested a subject and secured a location inside the Superstore as well as a vehicle in the parking lot.

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The police force and RCMP Explosives Disposal Units (EDU) attended and confirmed both the vehicle and Superstore “contained items dangerous to the public.”

A portion of Victoria Avenue East was shut down while a team of EDU members worked to make the vehicle safe.

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Another EDU team went into Superstore and safely removed an item and brought it to a secure location for examination and destruction.

Kyle Poag faces seven charges related to the incident:

  • Did deliver or place an explosive
  • Without lawful excuse did make an explosive substance
  • Did make an explosive substance with intent thereby to endanger life
  • Did deliver or place an explosive or other lethal device with intent to cause death or bodily injury
  • Without lawful excuse did have in his possession an explosive substance
  • Did make an explosive substance with intent thereby to endanger life
  • Knowingly utter a threat to the public to cause death to the public

Poag was remanded in custody and is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday at 9:30 am.

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