On Monday morning, 23-year-old Kyle Poag made his first appearance in provincial court through telephone conference.

Poag faces seven explosives-related charges after police were called to a bomb threat at a east Regina Superstore on Friday.

During the court appearance, the crown stated it is opposed to the suspect being released and ordered a mental health assessment, which the presiding judge approved.

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Poag will undergo the assessment while being held at a corrections facility.

Global News has confirmed the accused Kyle Poag is an employee of the Superstore.

Police say they were called to the business after reports of a possible explosive device.

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An investigation by Regina Police Service and the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) shut down the entire store and a portion of Victoria Ave.

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The suspect was then apprehended on site. Police found dangerous items both in the store and a vehicle in the parking lot.

Over the weekend RPS released the charges against Poag, which include:

-Did deliver or place an explosive
-Without lawful excuse did make an explosive substance
-Did make an explosive substance with intent thereby to endanger life
-Did deliver or place an explosive or other lethal device with intent to cause death or bodily injury
-Without lawful excuse did have in his possession an explosive substance
-Did make an explosive substance with intent thereby to endanger life
-Knowingly utter a threat to the public to cause death to the public

For now the accused his seeking counsel through legal aid, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.


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Recent spate of bomb threats at Regina schools likely work of pranksters, but part of growing global problem – May 27, 2016

– With Files from Global News’ Kelly Skjerven




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