Home on Cedar Ave. in Niagara Falls cleared of explosives, police say

Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB)– UPDATE: State Police say the home on Cedar Ave. in Niagara Falls is cleared of explosives.

While the home is processed by the Forensic Identification Unit, Cedar Ave. between 3rd and 4th St. will remain closed.

ORIGINAL: State Police say nearly 20 people were evacuated in Niagara Falls tonight after they located explosives in a house on Cedar Street.

The home belongs to a man who police arrested earlier today on the Thruway near the Silver Creek exit.

Police tell News 4 the man had guns and a pipe bomb in his truck when they found him.

They say more explosives were found at his home in the falls.

Troopers say people in the neighborhood won’t be allowed back into their homes until the area is safe.

State Police have not released information about the suspect other than to say he has a criminal record.

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