MEDWAY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with hoarding a cache of illegal firearms and explosives in his home has been ordered held without bail following a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to the community.

The MetroWest Daily News reports ( ) that 48-year-old Alexander L'Esperance, of Medway, is facing 50 charges stemming from a series of events beginning with a Sept. 18 well-being check at his home.

Prosecutors say the Navy veteran fought with officers during the visit.

Police say a family member later requested officers search the home, where they found the guns and devices.

Police say they found several rifles, shotguns and handguns along with a smoke bomb and six homemade explosives.

L'Esperance's attorney says his client's guns were purchased legally.


Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.),