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RCMP confirm explosive find and ID suspect

A man arrested after explosives were found in his mobile home in Nakusp has been remanded in custody.

Johann Blattnig – who police say is in his 30’s- was arrested Monday morning when officers located what appeared to be dynamite and a blasting cap .

Blattnig has been charged with one count of possession of explosives for an unlawful purpose.

His next court appearance is Wednesday.

Two nearby mobile homes were evacuated.

Monday night a specialist team confirmed the items were explosives and removed them. Residents were then able to return.

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