Connecticut State Police seized a cache of illegal fireworks from a residence in East Haven.
Officials say detectives from the Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit received a tip that commercial grade and consumer grade fireworks were being stored at a home in East Haven for private use.
State police detectives, East Haven police and FBI New Haven responded to residence where there they found large amounts of commercial fireworks shells, commercial multi shot "cakes," improvised explosive devices, homemade commercial-style shells, and consumer grade packages containing several thousand shots, rockets and manufacturing and firing equipment.
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Detectives from the Connecticut State Police Emergency Services Unit Bomb Squad seized the fireworks and explosive devices.
The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges including possession of fireworks and explosives, manufacturing of improvised explosive devices and reckless endangerment are expected.
Most fireworks are illegal in Connecticut with the exceptions of sparklers and fountains, which are non-explosive and non-aerial.