State police seize illegal fireworks in East Haven

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EAST HAVEN – State police seized a large amount of illegal fireworks from a house in East Haven.

Police said commercial grade fireworks were being stored with consumer grade fireworks at the house and being prepared for private use.

On Saturday at 1:30, Connecticut State Police, East Haven Police and the FBI went to the house and seized a large amount of commercial fireworks shells, commercial multi shot “cakes”, improvised explosive devices, homemade commercial type shells, consumer grade packages containing several thousand shots, rockets and manufacturing and firing equipment.

Detectives from the Connecticut State Police Emergency Services Unit Bomb Squad responded to the scene and took possession of 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 pending.