CADAR SPRINGS, Mich. (WZZM) - A Cedar Springs man is being held at the Kent County Jail after police found a bomb inside his apartment. Cedar Springs Police arrested Robert Allen Andrews, 19, Sunday night. He is charged with creating a pipe bomb and being in possession of an unregistered gun.
Police were first called to the apartment near Main St. & Cherry St. on September 23, after a neighbor complained that Andrews was cursing at his grandchildren playing nearby. When the neighbor confronted Andrews, police say the grandfather saw Andrews put a round in the chamber of a gun.
When a Cedar Springs officer arrived, he asked to see the gun and was allowed inside the apartment. Officer Jacob Marckini spotted several other handguns, one of which was not registered. The officer also saw what appeared to be a small pipe bomb,
Andrews told Officer Marckini that the pipe bomb was "a novelty, something he made a year ago." A state police bomb squad used a robot to open the bomb. Authorities found it contained smokeless powder from fireworks and hundreds of bird shot and BB pellets.
The bomb squad told Cedar Springs police that the device "had the characteristics of an (IED) improvised explosive device, designed to explode producing damage to life, limb, or property."
Andrews was arraigned Monday on charges related to the bomb and unregistered firearm.