What to Know
- A New Jersey man is accused of intentionally detonating explosive devices, possessing pipe bombs and of arson, authorities announced Monday
- Joseph Colucci was charged Sunday with arson, possession of prohibited weapons and causing or risking widespread injury, prosecutors say
- Attorney information for Colucci was not immediately known.
A New Jersey man is accused of intentionally detonating explosive devices, possessing pipe bombs and of arson, authorities announced Monday.
Joseph M. Colucci, 59, of Middlesex Borough, was arrested and charged Sunday with one count of arson in the third degree, one count of possession of prohibited weapons and devices, specifically destructive devices in the third degree and one count of causing or risking widespread injury or damage in the fourth degree, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said.
Colucci's arrest comes after Middlesex Police responded to an emergency aid call Saturday at West 2nd Street at a residence owned by Colucci. Officers allegedly located two pipe bombs inside the resident. An evacuation was ordered and the Middlesex County Sherriff's Officer K9 Unite and the New Jersey State Police Bomb Unit were called to the scene.
Prosecutors say that authorities was determined the devices were not a hazard. However, a preliminary investigation determined that Colucci was in possession of the two pipe bombs and homemade bomb making material, including gun powder.
According to prosecutors, it was also determined that between Oct. 18, 2017 and Nov. 8, 2017, Colucci allegedly detonated a pipe bomb on the area near the Warrenville Road bridge.
Attorney information for Colucci was not immediately known.