Southbury Felon Admits Possessing, Detonating Pipe Bomb

A man who detonated a pipe bomb in Woodbury in April pleaded guilty to possession of a destructive device by a convicted felon, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.

Brian Fluman, 34, of Greenwich Drive in Southbury, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Hartford on Wednesday.

Fluman, a felon with convictions for larceny, burglary and narcotics possession, built the pipe bomb and detonated it in vicinity of Upper Grassy Hill Road in Woodbury on April 15, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

According to Courant archives, state police executed a search warrant on Fluman’s home on June 8 before dawn. Inside, they found firearms, assault weapons, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition and bomb making materials, state police said.

Fluman has been detained since his arrest and and faces a maximum prison term of 10 years when he is sentenced on Feb. 7.

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