Reports have surfaced that the father and son from Richmond Hill who were accused of possessing an explosive device have just been granted bail. The two suspects implicated in the case, Reza and Mahyar Mohammadiasl, were arrested last week after York Regional Police seized explosive materials and a detonator from their home.
The father and son duo were taken into policy custody after last week's shocking discovery. Police report that an investigation carried out by both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canadian Border Services Agency led to the detection of the explosives by police.
After executing a search warrant at the Mohammadiasl home, located near the Canyon Hill and Bathurst Street area, surrounding residences were ordered to evacuate as officers removed the explosive materials and detonator. The investigation was led by York Regional Police officers, as well as members of the OPP.
Residents were allowed to return to their homes once the explosives had been removed safely from the house. The two suspects were arrested and charged on Monday evening by police, to which Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale reported that there is "no known connection to national security."
Today, it was announced that 47-year-old Reza Mohammadiasl and 18-year-old Mahyar Mohammadiasl have been granted bail after appearing in court this morning.
York Regional Police remind the public that possessing a dangerous chemical increases the risks of a fire or explosion, and could result in potentially fatal consequences. If you ever notice any chemical odours, suspicious activity, or the unusual storage or hoarding of chemicals, immediately inform police of what you have witnessed.
Police also warn the public to be extra cautious if they come in contact with any potentially hazardous material.
Police are asking for anyone with any information about the case to reach out to the York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6075 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.