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"PUYALLUP, Wash. -- Investigators say a man who was making bombs in his house blew himself up inside early Tuesday morning, blasting the roof off of his home and causing the structure to burn to the ground.

 

Pierce County Sheriff spokesman Ed Troyer said a couple called 911 after returning home Monday evening to find their 26-year-old roommate angry and handling explosives.

 

When deputies arrived at the house near the intersection of 160th Street and 70th Avenue East, the man ran upstairs with a duffel bag full of explosives and other bomb making materials. Troyer said the man began playing music loudly, and deputies backed away from the house.

 

Within moments of the deputies' exit around midnight, the top floor of the house exploded.

 

"He either accidentally or intentionally set the explosion off, which took the whole top floor off of the residence and engulfed the house in flames," Troyer said.

 

Firefighters arrived but were not able to enter the house to attack the fire because of the fear that there may be more explosives inside.

 

A bomb robot was used to check the charred remains of the house and nearby vehicles for bombs, but so far no more explosives have been found.

 

Troyer said the bombs the man used were wrapped with glass, marbles and nails.

 

It was not clear exactly what caused the man to become angry and detonate the explosives. Troyer said the man is presumed dead, but his body has not yet been found.

 

Officials said he is a convicted sex offender, but his name has not been released.

 

"He's had some issues with law enforcement over the years," Troyer said. "And actually, from what we're learning, had a rough week leading up to this... paranoid, changing locks and doing some strange stuff, according to witnesses."

 

Sheriff's detectives and fire department investigators expected to remain at the scene for several hours."

 

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i prefer hobbies like rock gardening, pickling, searching for change in the couch cusions, staring blankly, etc

 

but hey, you know, whatever gets ya off.

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i prefer hobbies like pot gardening, pickling my liver, searching for food in the couch cusions, staring blankly, etc

 

but hey, you know, whatever gets ya off.

 

OMG!!!

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i prefer hobbies like pot gardening, pickling my liver, searching for food in the couch cusions, staring blankly, etc

 

but hey, you know, whatever gets ya off.

 

OMG!!!

 

what's the big deal?? a girl's gotta do something in her spare time.

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I just love that headline!

 

"ANGRY MAN BLOWS HIMSELF UP..."

as good as

"AGILE MAN BLOWS HIMSELF"

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dang. I have seen the truck in the driveway of that house on the roads around where I live--you can't help but notice bohemith trucks like that.

 

that is kinda close.

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