Reza Mohammadiasl and Mahyar Mohammadiasl face charges.
The York Regional Police have arrested Mahyar Mohammadiasl and Reza Mohammadiasl of Richmond Hill.
Mahyar is 18 years old, and Reza is 47 years old. They are father and son.
The two men are charged with possessing an explosive device.
Authorities found explosive devices and a detonator at their Richmond Hill residence.
Here’s what the York Regional Police said in a press release:
“York Regional Police has laid charges against two men after hazardous, explosive materials were located at a residence in the City of Richmond Hill.
On Thursday, May 9, 2019, York Regional Police began an investigation after receiving information regarding a suspect who was investigated by United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
On Friday, May 10, York Regional Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Larratt Lane and located a quantity of hazardous, explosive materials as well as a detonator device.
Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police and the York Regional Police Explosives Detection Unit attended the residence to ensure the safe removal of the materials. The hazardous materials have been removed and neighbours who were evacuated as a precaution, have been allowed back to their residences.”
At this point, authorities are investigating the possible motive.
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