Waterbury Police arrested a Naugatuck man over the weekend after they discovered he allegedly made homemade bombs and carried them around in his backpack.
Police say Michael Dube, 20, of 135 May St., Apt. 2, worked as a door-to-door salesman and that his boss discovered a backpack, which Dube had left behind at work, containing what the boss believed were two pipe bombs.
Dube's boss brought the backpack to the Waterbury Police Department Friday night. Waterbury Police cordoned off the area and detoured pedestrian and vehicular traffic. They also evacuated a nearby house.
The WPD building was not evacuated but police cooperated fully, and the department took precautions, including moving people from the east to the west side of the building, according to a press release from Waterbury police.
WPD called in the Connecticut State Police Bomb squad, which neutralized the bombs "through a controlled detonation using water," the press release states.
Police later located Dube, who admitted to making the two bombs and carrying them around in a backpack.
Dube said he made the bombs by placing powder from fireworks in cardboard cylinders and wrapping them in duct tape, according the press release.
He was charged with illegal possession of explosives, manufacture of bombs, and first-degree reckless endangerment.
He was held over the weekend on a $250,000 bond at the Waterbury Police Department and will appear at Waterbury Superior Court Monday morning.
Police said they executed a search warrant at Dube’s residence. They found no more explosive devices.