Charges have been laid after a 29-year-old driver was stopped at Cross Iron Mills with what appeared to be an explosive device inside the vehicle this week.
At about 4 p.m. on Monday, Airdrie RCMP worked with Calgary police to make an arrest at the mall north of the city.
At first, they were chasing the man because he was driving a stolen Dodge Ram truck, and he was arrested without incident outside the mall.
But upon searching the vehicle, officers found what looked like an explosive device.
The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit was called in, and determined the device was a “smoke-type canister” which was then disposed of without any danger to the public.
Justin Gordon Denison of Calgary has been charged with several counts of possession of stolen property, driving while suspended, possession of break and enter tools, and other offences.
If you have information about this incident please call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.