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LYON MOUNTAIN — State Police Thursday arrested a Lyon Mountain man, who is accused of manufacturing fireworks in his home.

Brett Smith, 50, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, following his release from the hospital.

His arrest stemmed from an Oct. 22 investigation, when State Police, at approximately 5 p.m., responded to a report of an explosion at a residence in Lyon Mountain. Smith was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington with severe injuries. His right hand was amputated. The New York State Police Bomb Disposal Unit secured the scene.

Smith was arraigned by Peru Townn Court and released on his own recognizance, police said. He will appear in Dannemora Court at a later date.

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