A 34-year-old Oshawa man is facing charges following an explosion in front of a police station Thursday evening.
Police say officers from the downtown Oshawa division, located at 77 Center St. N., responded to a loud bang just after 8 pm on June 30 and discovered a vehicle in flames.
Officers were flagged down by witnesses who reported that a person “threw an incendiary device into a parked car shortly before it exploded.”
Police say a suspect was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.
There were no injuries as a result of the explosion and no damage to buildings or other vehicles.
Police say the explosive disposal unit cleared the area and that there are no other suspects and no concern for community safety.
Duy Quoc Nguyen of Oshawa faces charges including: arson causing damage to property, possession of incendiary material, unlawful possession of explosives, mischief/damage danger to life, mischief/damage property over $5,000 and driving under suspension.
He was held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. Dellipizzi of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2766.