Police have arrested a Milford man accused of making pipe bombs after a family member found them in the basement of his Milford home.
Police took custody of Jason Bayard, 39, of 67 Victory Drive in Milford, on Thursday after an investigation that started on Aug. 22, when one of Bayard’s family members called police about what appeared to be homemade pipe bombs in the basement.
One police determined they were improvised explosive devices, they called the State Police Bomb Unit, who removed them, took them to a safe blast site and detonated then.
Bayard bought the items used to make the bombs at stores and admitted to experimenting with them, according to a news release from police.
He was charged with manufacturing of bombs, illegal possession of explosives and illegal storage of explosives.
He was unable to post the $75,000 bond and was held in custody.
It’s not clear if he has an attorney.