Online ad leads police to grenades, aircraft bomb in Eindhoven home

Crime scene (Photo: Politie)Crime scene (Photo: Politie)

On Wednesday the police raided a home on Heistraat in Eindhoven after receiving a report that the resident was trying to sell explosives on Marktplaats. In the home officers found grenades, an aircraft bomb and a rocket. The resident was arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.

The police responded to the home with a Defense explosive ordnance disposal team. 

In total 40 pieces of ammunition were found in the home. Six grenades were potentially dangerous, and were detonated as a precaution. The rest were empty explosives or training material. 

Eindhovens Dagblad reports that a rocket launcher was also found in the home, but the police could not confirm this to Omroep Brabant. 

The man's arrest shocked his neighbor. "He's a very quiet guy. I've never had any trouble with him", the neighbor said to Omroep Brabant. "I once saw a rocket on his windowsill, but didn't think anything weird about it."

The explosives were removed from the home. The police are investigating.