Barnstable Police Department arrest man with explosive device; Massachusetts State Police bomb squad called in

“On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at approximately 6:00 a.m. officers from the Barnstable Police Midnight Shift responded to 119 Baxter Road in Hyannis for a report of a resident that had an explosive device on the premises.

After moving everyone to safety, officers were able to identify an explosive device in the bedroom in question. After this discovery, the scene was frozen and a search warrant was applied for.

A thorough joint investigation was then conducted in collaboration with the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad, MSP Detective Unit and the ATF. This investigation was supported by the Hyannis Fire Department and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers arrested Dorian Firth, age 40 of Hyannis, and charged him with one count of felony possession of incendiary materials and one count of felony possession of an incendiary device. After all evidentiary recording and sampling took place the remaining incendiary materials and device were detonated in a controlled environment by the Bomb Squad.

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