Newtown Man Accused of Manufacturing Explosives

An investigation into explosive devices found at a trailer park on South Main Street in Newtown in March has led to the arrest of a resident accused of manufacturing explosives.

Larry Bailey, 67, of Newtown, was arrested on a warrant Friday and has been charged with manufacturing multiple explosive devices as well as other charges.

Police said Bailey called police on March 24 to report his vehicle was vandalized and officers who responded noticed two items that appeared to be pipe bombs, police said.

Investigators then evacuated the immediate area and called in the Connecticut State Police bomb squad and detectives. The FBI also responded to help destroy the devices and preserve evidence.

When police investigated further, they found several suspicious items that led investigators to believe Bailey was making bombs.

Bailey was also charged with two counts of illegal possession of explosives, first degree reckless endangerment and making a false statement.

He was held on $50,000.

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