Canada: IID Functioned Inside Mall, 1 Arrested

TRIPwire, 24 June 2022

On 22 June 2022, at approximately 1845 hours local time, York Regional Police officers responded to a Newmarket shopping mall after a suspect functioned an improvised incendiary device (IID) in a planter box at the food court and fled the scene. No further device details have been released, and no injuries were reported. A K-9 unit tracked and arrested the 19-year-old suspect who was charged with arson with disregard for human life, unlawful possession of explosives, and use of explosives with intent to destroy property and possession to endanger life. The investigation is ongoing.