Trail closed, police search home in Guelph after man injured by explosive device

A 27-year-old Guelph man has been charged with possessing an explosive device after he was injured on the weekend.Police officers were called to Guelph General Hospital Sunday morning after a patient arrived with hand injuries. Officers determined the patient had made a small explosive device, which went off and caused the injuries.The detonation location was found to be near the Eramosa River at the end of Waterworks Place near Lyon Park. The trail through the area was closed off to the public Sunday as police searched the area.On Monday, officers also searched a home in a neighbourhood east of downtown near Ontario Street, Arthur Street and Manitoba Street. The house is located less than a kilometre from where the device detonated.A police spokesperson said during Sunday’s investigation officers identified a home they wanted to search. The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s explosives disposal unit was assisting in Monday’s search.

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