Police update: Warren man lost hand when bomb exploded at his home

Several bombs, weapons found in 38-year-old man’s home after explosion

A Warren man injured when a bomb exploded in his home reportedly had several bombs, weapons and ammunition inside his home.

WARREN, Mich. – Police say that a man who was injured Saturday when a bomb exploded at his Warren home lost one of his hands and suffered burns on more than half of his body.

The 38-year-old Warren homeowner was taken to the hospital on Saturday after an explosive device he was handling reportedly went off in his home. The man was severely injured, and the home -- located on Gentner Street near 8 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue -- caught fire.

Footage from the scene can be seen in the video and photos above and below.

According to Warren police, the 38-year-old man -- whose identity has not been released -- has a long criminal history. Investigators reportedly found several other bombs inside the man’s home, along with several guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition, after the explosion.

The homeowner remains hospitalized as of Monday morning.

No other details have been provided at this time.

Editor’s note: Police said on Monday that the man lost both of his arms in the explosion. They later said that was incorrect. The story has been updated to reflect the change.

A house catches fire after a bomb goes off at a Warren home on June 11, 2022. (WDIV)
An explosive device went off at a Warren home on June 11, 2022. (WDIV)
An explosive device went off at a Warren home on June 11, 2022. (WDIV)

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