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District of Connecticut

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Southbury Man Who Detonated Pipe Bomb Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRIAN FLUMAN, 34, of Southbury, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 57 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing and detonating a pipe bomb.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 15, 2017, FLUMAN detonated a pipe bomb, which he had built, in the vicinity of Upper Grassy Hill Road in Woodbury.

On June 8, investigators conducted a court-authorized search of FLUMAN’s Southbury residence and seized three pipes with end caps, Pyrodex, a fuse, an electric blasting cap, and a semi-automatic rifle.

FLUMAN’s criminal history includes state felony convictions for larceny, burglary and narcotics possession.

FLUMAN has been detained since his arrest on July 26, 2017.  On November 15, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a destructive device by a convicted felon.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Connecticut State Police and Woodbury Resident Trooper’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacabed Rodriguez-Coss.

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Updated January 31, 2018