NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Bomb squad investigators recovered two explosive devices and guns from the home of a city emergency technician arrested during a domestic dispute on Thursday.
Police said they responded to the Brooklyn home of Victor Cadicamo at about 9:30 a.m. after his wife called 911 claiming Cadicamo threatened her with a gun.
Cadicamo’s wife and 2-year-old son were in the house on Brighton 10th Terrace when police arrived, 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported.
They said the 29-year-old EMT told detectives at a stationhouse he had explosives in his home.
The bomb squad removed the devices and took them to the NYPD’s firing range in the Bronx for examination.
The block was evacuated while the bomb squad removed the devices.
“I mean, it’s pretty scary. We didn’t know what was going on, but, the fact that the entire house could have hurt the neighborhood, that obviously makes it worse,” a neighbor told Baumgarten.
Neighbors said the Cadicamos are not the type of couple they would expect to get into this kind of trouble.
They told Baumgarten the pair took neighborhood kids under their wing, so they were shocked to learn of the domestic dispute and explosives.
“He always used to help us. He helped the kids that live right there. They have no mother, they would always be there,” said Guadalupe, who lives down the block.
“Because he was always a nice guy. I don’t know what happened to him,” another neighbor said.
Cadicamo has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment.
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