Explosives found in New Jersey home

June 3, 2008 4:47:37 PM PDT
Two brothers have been charged for allegedly being in possession of a destructive device in New Jersey.Several houses were evacuated after police found explosive materials inside the home Monday night.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives responded to the Oakland Police Department indicating that they had information that there may be substances at a residence capable of making Improvised Explosive Devices.

Investigators spoke with the subject at Oakland Police Department Headquarters. After speaking to the subject, he was accompanied to his house on Seminole Avenue. Once inside, numerous components used to make these IED's were observed within the house, which was then evacuated.

There appears to be no link to terrorism, according to officials, who call it a case of criminal mischief.

People have returned to their homes and streets have been reopened.

"I never in a million years would've expected to be in the backyard of the house across the street," one resident said.

Two male Oakland residents, David Hutsebaut and his brother Christopher Hutsebaut, were placed under arrest and charged by the Oakland Police Department with being in possession of a destructive device.

Christopher is reportedly a student at Indian Hills High School.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives is continuing with their investigation into this matter, which may result in the filing of federal charges.