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Man Arrested After Explosive Devices Are Found In Union, N.J.

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Union, N.J. Explosives Found

A man was arrested Monday after explosives were found in his vehicle and home in Union Township, N.J. (Credit: Dave Carlin/CBS 2)

UNION, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A Union Township, N.J. man was arrested Monday, after authorities found an improvised explosive device and other weaponry Monday at his home.

Alfred Intrabartolo, 62, was charged Monday with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, second-degree certain persons not to own firearms, and third-degree possession of a destructive device, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s office. He was being held on $250,000 cash bail late Monday afternoon, and other charges were pending.

Last week, neighbors called police to complain about someone setting off low-grade explosive devices in a neighborhood near the Route 22 corridor in Union, prosecutors said. On Monday, authorities set up a surveillance operation, and allegedly caught Intrabartolo tossing an explosive device that looked like a large firecracker out of a moving vehicle.

Intrabartolo was arrested, and police found a loaded .32-caliber handgun and other explosives in his vehicle, prosecutors said.

Police, prosecutors and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives later searched Intrabartolo’s house on Girard Place, and found two more handguns, a shotgun, more low-grade explosive materials, and gunpowder, prosecutors said.

No one was injured in the incidents or the investigation.

The investigation remained active late Monday afternoon.

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