Hamden Man Threatens to Blow Up House

A Hamden man was arrested after police say he filled his home with natural gas in an attempt to “blow up the house" on Saturday.

According to police, David May, 46, pulled a gas line from a wall in his home at 43 Pembroke Road. When they arrived, police say there was strong gas odor.

According to reports, May’s wife left the home after he allegedly told her that he planned to blow up the house.

The investigation revealed that May and his wife were involved in a domestic dispute. According to officers responding to the scene, May answered the door with a cigarette in his mouth and a lighter in his hands.

Officers say May lit the lighter, attempting to ignite the house. Officers confirmed that May was the only person inside the house at the time.

Hamden Police evacuated several homes in the area. The Hamden Fire Department concluded that the gas line for the clothes dryer had been tampered with, causing gas to enter the house.

May was charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Assault, Threatening, and other charges.

May is on a $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court today.

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