POLICE: Louisville man arrested after explosive device found in bedroom
Police say an x-ray of the explosive device revealed that it was designed with the specific intent to cause injury...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man after an explosive device was found inside his home.
According to an arrest report, the incident occurred Sunday at a home in the 1400 block of Haskin Avenue, near Taylor Boulevard.
Police say they executed a search warrant at the home after they received a report that 45-year-old James Bonds had shot himself in a bedroom. It is not clear from the report whether or not there was an actual shooting.
According to the arrest report, officers did find a handgun in the bedroom, as well as a "large amount" of suspected methamphetamine, suspected heroin and boxes of empty baggies.
Police say they also found a suspected explosive device in the bedroom. According to the arrest report, the LMPD Bomb Squad and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were sent to the scene.
An x-ray of the explosive device allegedly revealed that it contained "fragmentation" which indicated an "intent to cause injury."
Police say Bonds is a convicted felon who is not allowed to own firearms.
He was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of a destructive device or booby trap device.
He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
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