Man, 24, facing explosives, mischief charges

A 24-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with mischief and possessing an explosive after police executed two search warrants at a home on Arbordale Crescent.

Police searched 13 Arbordale Cresc. and a vehicle parked nearby after a public complaint Wednesday.

Police, a HAZMAT unit and paramedics showed up at the home and stayed there overnight while the warrants were requested and approved.

Fourteen neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution while police and firefighters investigated.

On Thursday night, an Ottawa police bomb squad detonated and safely destroyed some materials they found during their searches. People living close to the Experimental Farm reported hearing a loud boom.

Police said Friday there's "no known evidence to suggest further safety concerns to the public."