MANITOWOC (WLUK) – A Manitowoc man was arrested after two explosions at a south side home Thursday afternoon – and military-grade explosives were found inside.
Victor Cota, 35, appeared in court Friday for a bond hearing. No formal charges have been filed. His initial appearance is set for March 25. He is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.
According to the police report, crews responded to 938 S. 29th Street after reports of two explosions.
ATF, FBI, a hazmat team and the state Dept. of Military Affairs responded. They found:
Also found were nitroglycerine, nitromethane, and scientific glassware.
Cota told police he “began by making fireworks and then began collecting these as a hobby,” the report states.
Police are requesting charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless injury, and six counts of possession of an explosive.