Shaftsbury man cited for illegal use of explosives

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SHAFTSBURY — State Police charged a local man with the illegal possession and use of explosives after responding to a reported explosion in the town on the afternoon of Nov. 25.

Authorities said Anthony Sfogliano, 44, of Shaftsbury, detonated Tannerite, a type of explosive, without the necessary permit or license.

The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Cleveland Ave.

The Vermont State Police assisted the Shaftsbury Fire Department at the scene.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported due to the explosion.

Sfogliano was issued a citation and released.

He is scheduled to appear at the Bennington County Superior Court – Criminal Division on Jan. 29 at 8:15 a.m. to answer to the charges.

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