Ottawa: Canadian police on Wednesday searched through a backyard bunker in Ontario province after uncovering 80 bombs, along with booby traps and guns at a home where two men were arrested in connection with a 1978 murder.
Police explosives specialists in protective gear, bomb disposal robots and forensic scientists brought in to analyze various chemicals found in the house on a quiet street in the town of Barrie, about 90 kilometers north of Toronto, wrapped up a weeklong search of the residence on last night.
They were also dismantling the weapons.
"We're still searching" for more weapons, Constable Angela Butler told.
Butler said investigators will soon search for more bombs in a two-by-three-meter cement bunker in the backyard about two meters beneath a stone patio that was stocked with food and water.
"Officers are in the most intensive area now," she said.
A suspect in a 1978 cold case murder who turned himself in to police on July 11 triggered the search of the house and the evacuation of 57 residents from 22 homes in the neighbourhood.
The body of the murder victim, Michael Traynor, who would have been 60 years old this month, was discovered in October 1978 in bushes off a main rural roadway, one month after his disappearance.
Suspect Donald Feldhoff, 54, was scheduled to appear in court later Wednesday. He informed police about the stash of explosives, said Butler.
"There's no indication why the suspect amassed so many bomb materials," she said, adding: "It's now before the court."
His father, William Feldhoff, 75, has also been charged with accessory after the fact.


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