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Explosion was caused by man making homemade bombs, cops say

A Western New York man is facing criminal charges after allegedly causing an explosion while manufacturing bombs in his home.
Springwater (WSYR-TV) – A Western New York man is facing criminal charges after allegedly causing an explosion while manufacturing bombs in his home.

Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home on Mill Street in Springwater after an explosion was reported around 8 p.m.

Investigators determined that 34-year-old Joseph Martino was making explosives in his oven.

Authorities evacuated neighboring homes while they investigated.

They say pipe bombs, firearms, and containers of explosive material were recovered from the scene.

Martino was arraigned and taken to a county jail where he is being held without bail.

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