Police arrested a Wallingford man on Monday after finding several bomb-making materials in his bedroom, according to a news release from police.
Nicholas Disanti, 23, of Field Drive in Wallingford, was in court on Tuesday and his mother said in court that Nicholas has autism and might not know what he did.
The investigation into Disanti started around 1 p.m. on Monday when police received a 911 call reporting that someone in the woods behind Cardinal Drive was lighting off fireworks or bombs.
When police responded, Disanti admitted that he had had just ignited a homemade incendiary device in the woods, police said, and investigators seized the burnt remnants of the device.
Police then escorted Disanti to his residence, searched for additional explosive materials and found black powder, fuses and nine galvanized pipes of several sizes that were altered to accept fuses in his bedroom, police said.
Three bomb technicians from the State Police Emergency Services Unit and agents from the New Haven Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations responded and cleared all explosive and bomb-making material, police said.
Police said on Tuesday that they found 400 knives, 59 brass knuckles and pellet guns.
Police took Disanti into custody and he was charged with manufacturing of bombs, possession of explosives, risk of Injury to a minor, second-degree reckless endangerment, possession of fireworks and breach of peace.
He is being held on a $150,000 bond and is due back in court on April 5.