Police: Man was building pipe bombs inside New Jersey home

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MIDDLESEX -

Police in Middlesex say a man is facing charges of detonating a bomb and having bombs inside his home.

According to police, Joseph Colucci, 59, admitted to police he detonated a pipe bomb near a bridge in Middlesex back on Oct. 18, 2017.

NJ.com reports the detonation resulted in a cloud of smoke and an explosion noise that prompted residents to call police.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says police were at Colucci's home for an "emergency aid call" when they spoke to the suspect and discovered two pipe bombs and bomb-making material including gun powder.

No one answered a call to Colucci's business Monday.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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