A 29-year-old Calgary man faces a number of charges following the police pursuit of a stolen truck on Monday afternoon and the recovery of a suspected explosive device.

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on May 14, 2018, CPS ground units, RCMP units and the Calgary Police Services HAWCS helicopter tracked a stolen Dodge Ram pickup truck into the parking lot of CrossIron Mills.

The driver of the stolen truck was arrested without incident but a search of the vehicle revealed what appeared to be an explosive device.

Members of the RCMP explosive disposal unit were deployed to the scene and disposed of the ‘smoke-type canister’.

As a result of the investigation, 29-year-old Justin Gordon Denison of Calgary faces eleven charges including:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000 (two counts)
  • Possession of break and enter tools
  • Mischief to property
  • Failing to comply with court order (two counts)

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. RCMP have not releaed the date for Denison's next court appearance.