Bomb squad removes explosives from home after Germantown man arrested

CREATED Apr. 30, 2013 - UPDATED: May. 1, 2013

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GERMANTOWN - The Milwaukee Bomb Squad has removed explosives from a home in Germantown Wednesday morning after an arrest of a 33-year-old man who allegedly kept the explosives there.

Officials tell TODAY'S TMJ4's Nick Montes that they would detonate the explosives in another location.

The incident in Germantown caused evacuations and road closures Tuesday night.  Crews will needed all morning to remove the explosives.

According to Germantown Police, they received a tip there were explosives inside a home along County Line Road, near Amber Drive. 

When officers and the ATF searched the property, they found find explosives, and took a 33-year-old man who lives at the home into custody.

They set up a perimeter and evacuated people who lived within a one-block radius.

The man lives with his grandmother, and officers evacuated her and neighbors for safety reasons while they checked out the explosives. 

Officers say there is no immediate threat to the neighborhood, and allowed everyone back home, except for the grandmother.

The officers have not said what sort of explosives were found in the house.

"We don't know what his motivation is for having these devices, so I can't be more descriptive on what they are," said Police Chief Peter Hoell, who talked to both Newsradio 620 WTMJ and TODAY'S TMJ4.

"It's a large quantity.  It's certainly something this person should not be possessing.  This isn't a couple of bottle rockets."

He said it was the largest amount of explosives in one home that he's ever seen.

County Line Road was closed.