‘Bomb’ in Alberni bomb threat inert

The man who made threats to blow up a house on Argyle Street a week ago has been arrested and faces numerous charges, the Port Alberni RCMP announced.

The 35-year-old Port Alberni man was taken into police custody at 2:15 a.m. Saturday after uttering threats to explode a local home, according to a report from the local RCMP detachment.

According to an RCMP media release, the incident began shortly after midnight on Saturday when officers attended to a disturbance on Argyle Street near Anderson Avenue in response to a complaint of a man being bear sprayed.

The officers were then led to a residence further up the road on Argyle, where they located the suspect at the front door.

“The suspect threatened to blow up the residence with a device he claimed was explosive, and then retreated into the residence,” the RCMP release reads.

“Officers saw the suspicious device and evacuated other occupants in the home and in neighbouring homes.”

The device was reported to the Alberni Valley Times by Port Alberni Fire Department fire chief Tim Pley as being a propane can, along with “some capacity to ignite it.”

The device, however, was confirmed to be inert.

Police contained the residence and were able to make contact with the suspect through a phone call before a lengthy discussion ensued.

Police were eventually able to have the suspect surrender himself at 2:15 a.m.He remains in custody awaiting trial.

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