BOSTON (WBZ-AM) – A man faces charges and multiple agencies, including the FBI, are investigating after an explosion in an East Boston building overnight.
The explosion at a triple-decker at 88 Webster Street happened just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, creating a small, 1-alarm fire. Firefighters arrived to find the windows of a second-floor apartment blown out and a hole in the floor.
One man, 28-year-old Tomas Mikula, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with second-degree burns to his lower body. His injuries were not life threatening. He's now facing a number of charges, including unlawful possession of an incendiary device.
In a release, Boston Police said they confiscated "materials commonly used to construct a home-made explosive device including PVC tubing and chemical compounds."
He's also being charged for unlawful possession of two handguns, a rifle, and over a hundred rounds of ammunition that authorities found in his apartment.
"When our bomb unit went in there, they found some weapons, ammunition, gunpowder residue and chemicals," Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said. "Together we worked through the day, and we were able to determine it doesn't look like there's any nexus to terrorism at all at this point."
There was no word yet on a motive.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports