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Bomb-making materials found at Astoria home few hours after fire

NYPD said they found a chemical that could potentially be used to make a bomb in this Astoria home.

Just hours earlier a man was taken to the hospital with burns after a fire broke out at this same residence. Flames and later black smoke was seen pouring out of the home.

Image by @ CitystreetsLive

NBC New York reported that the man has been arrested in the past for minor offenses and could possibly be emotionally disturbed.

About 40 pounds of potassium nitrate were found in boxes inside the house. Police are investigating wether it was intended to be used for explosives.

No actual bomb was found at the scene.

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