Man arrested after bomb-making materials, firearms are found at Bronx home: Police

THE BRONX — A man hiding out at his girlfriend’s home after investigators found bomb-making materials, drug and firearms, including an AR-15 and silencers, inside his Bronx home has been arrested, officials said Thursday.

Richard Laugel was found at his girlfriend’s home in Schuylerville Wednesday afternoon and arrested, officials said.

He is expected to be charged Thursday with the unlawful possession of firearms silencers, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison; possession with intent to distribute narcotics, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and the unlawful possession of firearms with defaced serial numbers, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The charges come after investigators said they executed a search warrant at the 38-year-old’s Baychester home on Tuesday and discovered bomb-making materials and firearms.

Among the items allegedly found were: Firearms silencers, a grenade launcher, an AR-15 rifle, three handguns, plastic molds used to make the lower receiver of handguns, firearms barrels, drill press and milling machines, ammunition and a teddy bear that contained approximately 30 grams of cocaine.

Two of the three handguns had defaced serial numbers, the office stated.