Southbury man arrested for allegedly making, possessing and detonating a pipe bomb

Courtesy: Connecticut State Police

WOODBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A man from Southbury is facing multiple charges after being found with evidence implicating him in the illegal manufacturing, possession and detonation of a pipe bomb.

Connecticut State Police Troopers began an investigation after a pipe bomb was detonated in Woodbury on April 15. They issued two search and seizure warrants. One of the warrants was for a residence on Greenwich Avenue and the other was for a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

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Courtesy: Connecticut State Police

On Thursday at 4:05 a.m., members of the Woodbury Resident Trooper’s Office, assisted by Connecticut State Police Emergency Services Unit, Fire Investigation and Explosives Unit and the FBI executed the warrants.

As a result of the search, items of evidence implicating 34-year-old Brian Fluman of Southbury in the illegal manufacture, possession and detonation of the pipe bomb were seized along with additional bomb making materials.

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Courtesy: Connecticut State Police

Furthermore, Fluman was found in possession of firearms, assault weapons and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Officials say Fluman is a convicted felon.

Fluman is being charged with:

  • 2 counts of possession of an explosive device
  • illegal transportation of explosive device
  • illegal manufacture of explosive device
  • manufacture of a bomb
  • criminal possession of a firearm
  • possession of assault weapon
  • reckless endangerment
  • breach of peace

Fluman was held on a $50,000 bond. He is due in court on Thursday in Waterbury.