LAKE WORTH, FL -- An arsenal that included 10 live grenades. That's just some of the new information we're learning tonight, about last night's weapons bust in Lake Worth.
The man who lives in the home is now housed at the Palm Beach County jail.
Tonight, sheriff's deputies say he was arrested after threatening to kill law enforcement officers, his own family and his neighbors.
"I'm going to order a mental evaluation," said a Palm Beach County judge as 44-year-old Robert Scott appeared in court this morning.
The sheriff's office was called to Scott's home on a welfare check Wednesday night. Deputies say what they found threatened the welfare of the entire neighborhood.
"Definitely something we didn't expect to happen," said Mike Doetzer. He and his wife moved into their home just over a week ago.
They were surprised to hear that Scott, who lives next door, was charged with the manufacture and possession of 20 explosive devices, ready to be armed and blasted within minutes!
"It worried me a little bit because I never expected anything like that," said neighbor Nikki Doetzer.
Scott granted authorities permission to search his home after they suspected that his two young sons, were living extremely unsanitary conditions.
Once inside, deputies say they found the explosives locked in a cabinet. The feds were called in and ten homes in the area were evacuated.
"I heard that it's a very quiet neighborhood," said Mike Doetzer. "So I was very pleased with everything so far, up until this point."
The area in and around Scott's home was declared safe several hours later and neighbors were allowed back in their homes ,despite the sticker on Scott's car which reads "happiness is a warm machine gun."
"They were good people," said neighbor Mike Andrews. He lives right across the street and his kids played with the suspect's boys as early as last Sunday.
Andrews says he's known the family for eight years and believes deputies overreacted.
"I felt that it was a little more than it should have been to be honest with you," said Andrews. "They had the situation under control bomb squad or anybody else got here."
Scott's sons are now in the custody of an ex-wife.
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