Tacoma police arrested a man Tuesday night after they found three pipe bombs in his burglarized home.
Officers booked the man into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of three counts of possession of an explosive device.
The man called police Tuesday night after his home in the 3500 block of North Villard Street was burglarized, police reported.
The responding officer spotted three suspected pipe bombs in the home and called for the department's explosive disposal team.
The team evaluated the devices and determined they were homemade and constructed of metal, police reported.
The team attempted to remove the caps to make them safe. Two of the caps were removed successfully, police reported.
The third bomb ignited and exploded, causing damage to the inside of the house. No one was injured, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.
The man told officers the devices were not his, Fulghum said.
"It looks like, at this point, he was just storing them for somebody else," Fulghum said.