Police arrest suspect in connection with series of Bucks County explosions

Molly Daly
June 28, 2018 - 4:54 pm



BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities in Bucks County say a suspect has been arrested in connection with a series of explosions in the northern part of the county since early April.

The arrest comes following raids carried out Thursday morning at multiple locations by local and federal authorities, including the suspect's home in Milford Township.

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said the search of David Surman, Jr.'s chemical business and home turned up multiple bombs.

"This sucker right here from stem to stern was over 18 inches in length," he described. "It had four fuses, all 12 together, and was ready to be detonated."

Because of that and other materials he said investigators found, the 30-year-old Surman was charged with possession of weapons of mass destruction and other offenses.  

"Of course, we're going to do a forensic analysis of all that material, to try to determine if we can link that up forensically with the bombs that have been set off over the past couple of months here," he added.

Surman is being held on 10 percent of $750,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 10.