Wallingford police arrested a 23-year-old resident on multiple charges of manufacturing bombs in his home.
The suspect, Nicholas Disanti, of 6 Field Drive, was taken into custody when police responded to a wooded area near Cardinal Drive around 1 p.m. on Monday after a nearby resident reported hearing noises that sounded like fireworks, according to a police press release from spokesman Lt. Marc Mikulski.
Officers met with the complaintant who informed them that an individual, later identified as Disanti, was behind the home setting off an incendiary device, Mikulski said.
Police went into the woods and found Disanti, who immediately identified himself to the investigating officers and admitted to setting off the incendiary devices. The burnt remnants of the device Disanti had been setting off were immediately seized as evidence, police said.
The investigators then escorted Disanti to his home, where he consented to them searching the residence for other explosive materials, Mikulski said. There, police discovered several bomb-making items, such as black powder, fuses and nine galvanized pipes in varying seizes that were altered to accept fuses, police said.
Wallingford police requested assistence from the Connecticut State Police Emergency Services Unit, who responded to the scene with three bomb technicians. The New Haven Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) also sent agents to assist.
After all three agencies investigated, officials cleared the home of all of the explosive and bomb-making material.
Police did not specify a motive for why Disanti was manufacturing these incendiary devices.
Disanti was taken into custody and charged with nine counts of manufacturing of bombs, possession of explosives, a risk of inury to a minor, second-degree reckless endangerment, possession of fireworks and breach of peace.
Disanti is being held at the Wallingford Police Department on a $150,000 bond and is due for arraignment in Meriden Superior Court on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Disanti has no criminal record, according to the state judicial branch's website.