Arrest made in Windsor Assembly Plant explosion: police

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The Stellantis Windsor Assembly Plant, shown in a file photo, was the scene of an explosion on Nov. 4.  (Bob Becken/CBC - image credit)
The Stellantis Windsor Assembly Plant, shown in a file photo, was the scene of an explosion on Nov. 4. (Bob Becken/CBC - image credit)

A 33-year-old Windsor man has been arrested and charged in connection with an explosion at the Stellantis Windsor Assembly Plant earlier this month, police said.

Windsor police said that a man was located on early Wednesday morning on Drouillard Road, north of Tecumseh Road East. He was arrested without incident.

The man, who is from Windsor, has been charged with the following:

  • explosion, disregard for human life.

  • intend to cause explosion likely to cause serious bodily harm or death.

  • intend to cause explosion likely to cause serious damage to property.

Police previously said the arson unit was investigating the blast, which took place on Nov. 4. No one was hurt in the incident.

In a news release after the incident, police said suspicious items were found at the site of the explosion, which triggered the investigation by the explosive disposal unit.

"[The explosive disposal unit] located a suspicious package that detonated. Further examination and testing of the package will occur as part of the investigation," the release said.

The explosion occurred in a unoccupied area of the plant, according to the company.

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