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East Haven man tried to blow up house with natural gas

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Michael Nettis (East Haven Police) Michael Nettis (East Haven Police)
EAST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

An East Haven man faces arson charges after police say he tried to blow up his house with natural gas.

Police were called to Lenox Street Saturday afternoon.

They say 43-year-old Michael Nettis turned on a gas stove to fill the house with natural gas.

They say Nettis then sent messages to his wife, threatening to turn their house "into a bomb."

There was another person inside who smelled the gas, opened windows, and called authorities.

He was charged with first-degree attempted arson, first-degree threatening, first-degree reckless endangerment, and second-degree breach of peace. He’s being held on a $300,000 bond.

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