10/05/2015 01:59 EDT | Updated 10/05/2015 02:59 EDT

Airdrie RCMP Charge Man With Making Homemade Bomb

Officers evacuated several nearby homes.

AIRDRIE, Alta. — RCMP in southern Alberta have charged a man with making a homemade bomb.

Mounties say a resident in Airdrie found a suspicious looking jar last Friday among some belongings left behind in a rental property.

The person had moved several of the items to their own home when the jar was spotted in an ammunition container.

Officers evacuated several homes in the neighbourhood and safely destroyed the device.

Kristopher Goyman of Airdrie has been charged with making an explosive device with intent to endanger life or cause serious property damage.

The 24-year-old is to appear in Airdrie provincial court on Oct. 22.

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