A Holyoke, Massachusetts man was arrested and charged after police responded to his home for report of explosives.
Edward Laboursoliere, 49, of Holyoke, was arrested Sunday and charged with 7 counts of possession or carrying a firearm without a license, 9 counts of weapon improperly stored or kept by the owner, discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, possession of a machine gun, 7 counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device, and possession of a substance intended to make a destructive device.
Holyoke police and the fire department responded to 1080 Main Street around 3 p.m. Sunday.
In a search of the residence, officers located several chemical components, to include 25-50 pounds of Ammonium Nitrate, and various materials consistent with manufacturing explosives.
The Massachusetts State Police Arson Unit and State Police Bomb Disposal Unit were called in to assist.
As investigators continued to search the home, they found 17 weapons, including a fully automatic rifle, and a large amount of ammunition. Authorities removed those from the house.
Laboursoliere was arraigned on charges in Holyoke District Court on Monday. He is being held without right to bail until a hearing early next week.
The incident remains under investigation.