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Conn. man faces arrest, explosives guns removed from home

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Fairfield, Conn., man faces arrest after police said they found explosives, hundreds of weapons and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition on his property.

Federal, state and local officials removed and detonated explosives from the property of Joseph C. Callahan, 65, who had called police to his home Tuesday to report a possible burglary. Officers said Callahan -- who appeared disoriented -- was hospitalized and remained in a hospital Wednesday, the Fairfield Citizen reported.

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Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara told reporters Wednesday a suspect would be arrested for manufacture of explosive devices, and the newspaper said its sources confirmed a warrant was issued for Callahan's arrest.

Police said Callahan has a background in chemistry and may once have worked at Remington Arms Co. in Bridgeport. The newspaper said Callahan's online profile shows he worked at Remington -- beginning decades ago as a research chemist for its parent company, DuPont -- and currently heads a consulting firm.

MacNamara said investigators did not know why explosive devices were found on Callahan's property.

"Anybody who makes bombs has some sort of nefarious reason," he said.

Police said Callahan has no criminal record.

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MacNamara said the first police contact with Callahan Tuesday followed an out-of-state call from someone concerned about his welfare. Investigating officers said he seemed all right but police returned to the property after he called back to report a possible burglary.

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