Hurst police arrest man who made bombs in his apartment

Dallas – Hurst police arrested a man after he was suspected of making bombs inside his apartment.

Police said they learned Wednesday last week that 37-year-old Nicholas Lloyd Nelson had been making explosive devices at the Valley Oaks apartment complex in the 100 block of East Pipeline Road.

After obtaining a search warrant for Nelson’s apartment, police said detectives began monitoring and detained Nelson the next day at his door as he was leaving his apartment. Residents who lived next to the apartment were evacuated, police said.

During a search, technicians from the Northeast Fire Department Association Bomb Squad found explosive materials inside the apartment and deemed them unsafe for transportation, police said. The materials may need to be moved to another location to be destroyed, according to police.

Nicholas was booked into Hurst Jail on charges of possession of components of explosives and possession of a controlled substance. Bail had not been set and it was unclear if he had a lawyer.

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