Police Find Suspected Explosives in Seymour Home: Police

Monday, Jan 20, 2014  |  Updated 2:59 PM EDT
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Police Find Suspected Explosives in Seymour Home: Police

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Seymour police have made an arrest after finding suspected explosive materials in a unit at the Balance Rock Condominium complex on Sunday afternoon.

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Seymour police have made an arrest after finding suspected explosive materials in a unit at the Balance Rock Condominium complex on Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to 75 Balance Rock Road shortly after 3 p.m. on Sunday after receiving information about a possible pipe bomb and evacuated the building for around two hours as a precaution.

Police said on Monday that they have arrested Matthew Rolewicz, 33, of a resident of the complex, and charged him with one count of reckless endangerment. Bond was set at $5,000, but he was unable to post it and is being held.

When police searched Rolewicz’s apartment, they found a device resembling a pipe bomb, so state police bomb technicians were called in and the device was sent to the State Police Forensic Laboratory.

Police said they found additional items used to make an explosive device and seized them. 

Rolewicz will be arraigned at the Derby Superior Court on Tuesday morning.

Police said he could face additional criminal charges after police receive results from the State Police Forensic Laboratory. 

While other residents were evacuated, a temporary shelter was opened up at the Seymour Middle School on Mountain Road.
 

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