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June 2, 2011 permalink
Michael Kearns has been arrested and accused of making bombs. He has also been enjoined from communicating with eight employees of children's aid. No word on what would make a man angry enough at CAS to resort to bombs.
Accused Hamilton bombmaker has court date Friday
A Hamilton man accused of trying to make bombs in his east-end apartment remains in custody, and is banned from contacting any employee of the Hamilton Catholic Children’s Aid Society and the Hastings CCAS in Belleville.
Michael Kearns, 32, is also restricted from contacting eight other people while he awaits a bail hearing set for June 3 on charges of possessing an explosive substance.
Court documents also reveal the explosive powder discovered by police is called acetone peroxide.
This highly explosive substance is supposed to be kept cold to remain stable. It was used in the London Underground bombings and is the material of choice for many terrorist attacks.
Hamilton police seized the explosives and arrested Kearns on May 18 at his Cannon Street East apartment.
That came two days after police received an anonymous tip that an occupant in the 2 ½- storey building was making explosives.
The explosive disposal unit detonated roughly a sandwich-baggie’s worth of the powder in a controlled explosion in the alley outside the apartment. No one was hurt.
Neighbours have said Kearns was new to the area and seemed to be friendly.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator