Explosive device, arsenal removed from Ridgefield home

March 28, 2019

RIDGEFIELD — The state police bomb squad removed an “explosive device,” as well as 16 assault weapons, 76 unregistered high-capacity magazines, and six silencers from a home on Tackora Trail sometime after midnight Thursday.

Police arrested Mark Albin, 49, and charged him with manufacturing a bomb, after police discovered the device in the Tackora Trail home.

The Connecticut Police bomb squad unit was contacted to remove and defuse the device, according to a report from the Ridgefield Police.

Officers responded to a disturbance at the house at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Captain Shawn Platt of the Ridgefield Police Department.

Albin was arrested for disorderly conduct, and officers removed firearms from the home for safekeeping.

“During the removal of those firearms, officers discovered illegal firearms, high capacity magazines, and an explosive device,” Platt said in a press release.

Albin was also charged with 16 counts of possession of an assault weapon, 76 counts of possession of an unregistered high capacity ammunition magazine, six counts of possession of a silencer, and one count of disorderly conduct.

Albin was held on $100,000 bond and appeared in Danbury Superior Court Thursday.

This story will be updated.