Bridgeport man accused of pipe-bomb sales in NYC

A Bridgeport man has been charged withmanufacturing and dealing eight homemade cardboard tubes packedwith explosives from his car in a Bronx parking lot. Nicholas Lahines

NEW YORK - A Bridgeport man has been charged withmanufacturing and dealing eight homemade cardboard tubes packedwith explosives from his car in a Bronx parking lot. Nicholas Lahines was held without bailafter he was charged Friday in federal court in Manhattan in acriminal complaint. Authorities said he was arrested after he brought eightcylinders containing explosives to the Bronx. Assistant U.S.Attorney Sean Buckley said a search of his apartment showed thatthere were bomb-making materials strewn about. His lawyer declinedto comment. The FBI said in the complaint that Lahines sold the items to aconfidential source hired by investigators to pose as a buyer ofthe explosives. Connecticut FBI spokesman Willliam Reinter saidthere was no evidence of ties to terrorism in the case.AP wire services contributed to this report

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