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Man sets off explosion in his own car after lighting cigarette next to gunpowder

By Mason White 6:17 PM April 15, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of possession of explosives after allegedly setting off an explosion in his own car, police in Massachusetts said.

Quincy Police said that they arrested 36-year-old Joseph Brennan Jr. of Norwell, after being accused of causing an explosion in his car.

He is being held without bail after investigators found bomb-making materials inside his vehicle. Brennan pleaded not guilty on Monday, to possession of an incendiary device.

Brennan was prosecuted in a hospital, where he was being treated for injuries caused by the explosion. Brennan told a passerby after the explosion that he was an idiot for lighting a cigarette with gunpowder in the front seat.

The State Police bomb squad unit searched two homes belonging to Brennan on Tuesday, where they found additional explosive devices.