NYC EMT Arrested for Alleged Weapons Cache

A New York City EMT was arrested after officers responding to a domestic dispute at his Brooklyn home found incendiary devices and other weapons, police say. 

Authorities say 29-year-old Victor Cadicamo was arrested Thursday morning on charges of criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment. 

It wasn't immediately clear if Cadicamo had an attorney. 

The suspect's wife, also an EMT with FDNY, had called 911 after 9 a.m. to report her husband was threatening her with a gun, police said. The couple's toddler child was in the Brighton Beach house with them. 

Responding officers found and confiscated two pipe bombs, five handguns and two rifles, authorities said. The building was evacuated as a precaution.

Neighbors who waited outside for seven hours while authorities went in were stunned by the allegations.

"We can't believe this. He's a nice guy," said Yasir Ullah.

Ullah said when his family first moved into the neighborhood, Cadicamo had told his father-in-law he had a gun. Ullah assumed Cadicamo was a police officer and says had no idea he had a cache containing so much firepower. 

"I'm really scared for everyone, it's unexpected," he said. 

-- Brynn Gingras contributed to this report. 

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