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Police arrest Stamford man on bomb-making charges

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The following photo of Donald Saturno was provided by the Stamford Police Department. The following photo of Donald Saturno was provided by the Stamford Police Department.
STAMFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A shoreline man is under arrest and charged with making bombs in his basement.

And police said that when they searched his home, they found pictures of serial killers hanging from the walls as well as evidence that he may have had a vendetta against police.

Neighbors of Donald Saturno, 47, of Stamford, knew something wasn't right inside his Vine Road home but they had no idea it was this bad.

"I was shocked," said neighbor Dave Pollard. "I thought it was just like drugs or selling something out of the house, something low-level."

Police said they found potential bomb-making materials including pipe bombs, potential igniters and other items that concerned police.

According to court documents, police found photos of Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson.

Court documents stated Saturno had newspaper clippings of funeral photos of a deceased Stamford officer with a note reading, "just keeping score."

Police said Saturno was apparently upset with the deceased officer because of a previous arrest.

"As far as we gathered up to this point, I think the community is a much safer place," said Sgt. Lou DeRubeis of Stamford Bomb Squad.

The Stamford Bomb Squad became aware of the bomb-making materials after a police officer got a look inside during a code violation visit with the health department.

Police started an investigation, secured a warrant, but Saturno disappeared.

The Ridgefield Police Department spotted him Monday morning and arrested him.

Saturno was arraigned at Stamford Superior Court Monday and is being held on a $400,000 bond.

Police said they are awaiting test results on some of the materials found and more charges could be coming.

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