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Man used drone to drop homemade explosives on ex-girlfriend's property, US attorneys allege

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Posted at 5:39 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 17:46:47-04

US Attorneys claim a Pennsylvania man used a drone to drop homemade explosives on the property of his ex-girlfriend.

According to WTAP-TV, US Attorneys say 43-year-old Jason Muzzicato of Washington Township dropped the explosives and other objects throughout the spring and summer.

At least one neighbor told WTAP that he had seen nails "fall from the sky" at some point earlier this year. Lehigh Valley Live reports there were explosions in the area in late March.

Muzzicato was originally arrested on June 7 after police found "up to 10 guns, including more than one AR-15 rifle" at his home, according to Lehigh Valley Live. Police also found "improvised explosive devices" at the house. At the time, he was the subject of a 2017 domestic violence protection order against his then-girfriend, making it illegal for him to own a gun.

Muzzicato has been in federal custody since the arrest. Neighbors say things have been "quiet" since the arrest, according to WTAP — free of falling objects or explosions.

According to the an indictment by the Department of Justice, Muzzicato was not charged with detonating the explosives. However, he is charged with flying an unregistered drone.

In addition, Muzzicato faces charges of possession of an improvised explosive device and unlawfully possessing a firearm while under a domestic violence protective order stemming from the June 7 arrest. He was also allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine when he was arrested