Police: W. Pa. man arrested on bomb charges


MONACA, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been arrested in connection with an explosive device that was left outside an apartment building.

Police arrested 60-year-old Robert B. Tilly of Monaca on Wednesday. He’s charged with risking catastrophe, recklessly endangering, and other crimes. Monaca is about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

Emergency officials evacuated a portion of the apartment complex on Wednesday afternoon when another man gave maintenance workers an explosive device made of three cardboard tubes. The man told police that Tilly gave him the device. No injuries were reported.

Tilly allegedly told authorities that he found the device as he was cleaning his car.

No attorney was listed on court papers and Tilly was unable to post $100,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 16.

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