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Derek Joseph Formosa Charged In Saskatchewan After Pipe Bomb Found At Border Crossing

08/06/2013 03:33 EDT | Updated 10/06/2013 05:12 EDT
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The United States and Canada border crossing is shown Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Lacolle, Quebec, south of Montreal. Canada and the U.S will be signing a new treaty aimed at improving the flow of commerce. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama met at the White House in Washington on Wednesday to announce the details of a long-awaited border security agreement. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
WEYBURN, Sask. - A Toronto man has been charged after border guards prevented a pipe bomb from being carried into Saskatchewan from North Dakota.

The 21-year-old was arrested Saturday after Canada Border Services Agency officers found a device in personal effects at the North Portal crossing.

One building was evacuated and the RCMP explosive disposal team was called in.

The pipe bomb was removed from the area and safely detonated.

RCMP say they don't believe the man or the pipe bomb had anything to do with terrorism or organized crime.

Derek Joseph Formosa appeared briefly in Weyburn court Tuesday on a charge of possessing an explosive device and is to appear again in court Thursday.

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