State Police Bomb Squad search Bennington home

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:10PM

Bennington police responding to a report of a screaming man on Onset Road Tuesday are now running an investigation into possible explosive devices found at the home.

“It came in as a man screaming. When I got there I could clearly hear the man yelling from inside,” Bennington Police Chief Brett Sullivan said Wednesday.

Bennington Police responded to the Onset Road home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for the reported noise complaint. When they arrived they made contact with the 32-year-old man.

Sullivan said the man is the only resident living in the home. While speaking to the man, police decided to acquire a search warrant specifically to search the home for narcotics.

“We developed probable cause to believe there was narcotics in the residence while speaking with him,” Sullivan said.

After a judge signed off on the search warrant the search began.

“Shortly into the search, possible explosive devices were located in the building. At this point all officers exited the building and evacuated nearby buildings,” according to a press release from Sullivan.

At this point the NH State Police Bomb Squad was called in and searched the home. State Police then requested the services of Federal Officers from ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms).

“The search warrant was then amended to include any and all explosive devices and materials,” Sullivan said. “After the search was concluded, all evidence was seized and taken to the Bennington Police Department.

Sullivan said Wednesday, the Onset Road man is the only suspect in the investigation into the possible explosive devices.

“We’re not looking at a meth lab,” Sullivan said. “I can only say possible explosive devices.”

Sullivan said, Bennington police continue to investigate with assistance from the State Police Bomb Squad.

Bennington police was also assisted during the response Tuesday by Antrim and Francestown police.