Man arrested after explosion injures wife

February 27, 2008 1:44:32 PM PST
Police have arrested a man who had a "hobby" for making explosives. One of those explosives nearly killed his wife.

Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton announced the arrest of Steven Shimkas.

His wife Tracy was seriously injured in the explosion Monday night.

Police say Shimkas had enough explosive material in his home to make several bombs, but nothing indicates he was trying to kill his wife with the device that went off.

The couple had three kids in the home at the time.


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