Explosives found at Bucks home when officers serve warrant

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Police on the scene were explosives, chemicals and firearms were found in Bucks County.

Authorities serving a mental-health-commitment warrant found explosives and a cache of firearms at a Bucks County home.

The explosive materials were detonated in controlled explosions Tuesday afternoon and evening, leaving some residents unnerved by the unexplained blasts.

Police were serving the warrant for a 70-year-old man who lives in the home on the 8700 block of Easton Road in Nockamixon Township about noon on Tuesday when officers noticed the dangerous materials on the site, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The bomb squad was called to the scene and the materials were disposed of. The last of the about four or five controlled detonations happened about 11:30 p.m., police said.

No explosive materials remained on the property Wednesday morning, police said.

Troopers remained at the site Wednesday morning, with some chemicals still needing to be removed.

Further details about the amount and type explosives, chemicals, and firearms weren’t available.

No injuries were reported during the operation. Easton Road was reopened to traffic Wednesday morning.

The 70-year-old man who was being served the warrant was committed for a mental-health evaluation. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he would face any charges involving the hazardous materials.