Residents allowed back in Longmont neighborhood after explosives found in home

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LONGMONT, Colo. -- Residents were allowed back into a Longmont neighborhood early Friday morning after being evacuated as the Boulder County bomb squad searched a home for explosives.

On Thursday night, Longmont police officers went to the 1200 block of Red Mountain Drive to speak with a person who might have been connected to a string of burglaries and that he was possibly making pipe bombs.

The 24-year-old man was stopped by police about 5 p.m. while leaving his home and was found to be carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. He was then taken into custody.

Police obtained a search warrant and brought in the bomb squad, evacuating 18 homes in the neighborhood. A robot was sent inside the home and at least one pipe bomb was found.

It's not known what the suspect was going to do with the device. He has not been identified.

Neighbors said they would often see the man walking in military-type clothing, and they have been concerned about him and his activities the past couple of years.

Residents were allowed to return to their homes just before 3 a.m.

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