HYANNIS – INITIAL HN REPORT – The call came in at just after 6:00 a.m. for a report from a group home manager that one of the group home clients made explosives and stored them under his bed.
Multiple police and fire units responded to Homeless Not Hopeless Inc. at 119 Baxter Road where the area is currently blocked off and the home evacuated.
The group home client, a male suspect, was woken up and detained. He was walked out to a police cruiser where he was placed in the backseat and read his rights. Officers then tried to gain information about the explosive’s ingredients and components.
The state police bomb squad was notified. At the time of this report, 8:55 a.m., police and firefighters were in a holding pattern awaiting bomb squad assets…
The following HN Video shows initial shots from the scene… check back for more details…
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UPDATE – 2:30 p.m. – 4/6/2021: PART II – Police obtain search warrant… 40-year-old charged after bomb squad called in to deal with alleged explosives… [DEVELOPING]
Barnstable Police Officials, Sergeant Kevin Fullam and Deputy Chief Mark Cabral tell Hyannis News that Dorian Firth, age 40, a resident at Homeless Not Hopeless, is being charged with 1.) MGL Chapter 266 Section 102A, entitled “Throwing, secreting, launching or placing of incendiary device; intent…” and 2.) MGL Chapter 266 Section 102C, entitled “Biological, chemical, or nuclear weapon or delivery system; possession…”
The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad, ATF, Barnstable Police, Hyannis Fire Department, and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit helped secure and document the scene.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. The following HN Video documents officials, including bomb squad technicians, safely securing the scene and gathering evidence.
* All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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UPDATE – 2:30 p.m. – 4/6/2021: Barnstable Police Department media statement & mugshot…
On Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at approximately 6:00 a.m. officers from the Barnstable Police Midnight Shift responded to a 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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