RCMP cautious as what appear to be explosives are discovered in a Nakusp home

The explosives were found as a result of an on-going investigation.

Local RCMP evacuated two mobile homes in the Canyon Trailer Park early Monday morning after finding explosives while executing a search warrant.

The search warrant was obtained as a result of an on-going investigation.

Officers located what appeared to be dynamite and a blasting cap.

A Nakusp resident, Johann Blattnig, who is in his 30s, was arrested and held in custody pending a court appearance Wednesday.

The BC RCMP explosives disposal unit arrived in Nakusp Monday evening and examined the items in the home. Officers removed the items and took them to be safely detonate.

Residents were allowed back into their homes shortly before 8 p.m.

Nakusp RCMP would like to thank the area residents for their patience and cooperation throughout today’s incident.” said Cpl. Jason Burndred.

Mayor Karen Hamling was very pleased with the local RCMP and the work they did.

“Good work on their part that they traced all that down before we had a devastating event in our community,” she said.

Blattnig has been charged with one count of possession of explosives for an unlawful purpose, and is also facing several charges from a separate incident, including two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

 

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