Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect current information.
Detectives remained at a Bronson Road home Wednesday night after local, state and federal authorities spent the day removing large amounts of chemicals and weapons from the residence.
According to police, many of the items that were removed were not dangerous by themselves, however if combined they were potentially explosive and posed a risk to the surrounding area. The state police bomb squad assisted to remove and dispose of some of these items.
Some items in the home were considered to be potential bomb making materials and if probable cause is determined, officers will pursue criminal charges, according to Sgt. Sue Lussier.
Officers were dispatched to the residence to conduct a welfare check on an elderly man on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Police talked to the man who told them his phone had not been working properly and that he was ok.
Later that day, at 4:20 p.m., the elderly resident called police to report a burglary. Upon questioning the man, officers determined his mental status was impaired and he told officers he was taking medication.
Officers conducted a cursory search of the home with the homeowner in order to determine if an actual burglary occurred. This is when the man told officers there were guns, ammo and chemicals in the residence and in a detached garage, according to Lussier.
As of Wednesday evening police detectives were still at the home, the state police bomb squad had vacated the premises, said Lussier.