FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Police are still investigating after large amounts of ammunition and chemicals were found inside of a Fairfield home.
The scene has been locked down and neighbors can finally breathe a little easier. Police say a 65-year-old man, who is now hospitalized, is a suspect in the case.
It has been quite the 24 hours for people there. A hazmat situation, evacuation, road closure. Neighbors are finally starting to get some information about what happened there, as we learn more about the suspect.
Joseph Callahan is the man who owns and lives in the house, according to town tax records. Wednesday, crews removed guns, thousands of bullets, chemicals and bomb making material from the home, after a hazmat situation disrupted the quiet neighborhood.
"We saw a lot of activities and we didn't know what was going on and they wouldn't tell us," said Antoine Chlala, a neighbor.
Responding to a relative's request for a well being check, police first stopped by the house on Tuesday morning. Then a few hours after, there was a 911 call from the homeowner himself, reporting a break in.
When police got there, the man appeared to be disoriented. He was taken to the hospital. During further investigation, police found the man's weapons and chemicals.
"We don't have any indication of any intent, nor do we have any indication he had plans to utilize these explosive devices, though we will determine that in our investigation," said Gary MacNamara, Fairfield police chief.
Police are still learning about the suspect. They do know he is in his 60's, may have been a chemist and worked for a firearms company in the past.
The man lived there all his life according to police, but a next door neighbors says he doesn't know him.
"Never heard of him until today," said Chlala. "It's difficult to think that someone next door would do such things. This guy is crazy I think."
The area there is now secure. Bronson Road is open to traffic.
As for the man at the center of the hazmat situation, News 8 was told he is still in the hospital. Meanwhile, police say they will be issuing a warrant for his arrest.
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