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UPDATE: Investigation at Riverside house where bomb making materials were found

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UPDATE 8:52 a.m.: Federal ATF agents are looking through a house in Riverside this morning that may be loaded with explosives. The owner of the house, 46-year-old William Hunziker,  is under arrest.

Bryan Galbreath, a spokesman with the Riverside Police Department, says he came to their attention after people in the neighborhood complained about gunshots being fired from the house.

“While they were speaking to him, he relayed that there was an elderly female who also was inside the house. They conducted a safety sweep to check on her and located her in a bedroom. She was found to be emaciated and under poor nutrition and the suspect was subsequently arrested for elder abuse," Galbreath said. "While the officers were conducting a safety sweep of that residence, they located several items they believe to be indicative of explosives.”

Galbreath did not offer details on the type of explosives investigators may have found, but said there were bomb-making materials inside.

Three neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution, but the people were allowed to return Wednesday night.

Hunziker was booked on suspicion of discharging a firearm in a negligent manner and possession of a silencer and is being held on $1 million bail, according to NBC LA.

PREVIOUSLY: Federal authorities are examining a house in Riverside that police say could be loaded with explosives.

Riverside Police officers arrested William Hunziker, 46, Tuesday afternoon after people in the area complained of someone firing a gun at a house on the 8200 block of Oakhurst Place.

After officers made the arrest, the incident took a new turn.

“While [the officers] were speaking to [Hunsiker], he relayed that there was an elderly female who also was inside the house,” said police spokesman Bryan Galbreath. “They conducted a safety sweep to check on her and located her in a bedroom. She was found to be emaciated and under poor nutrition and the suspect was subsequently arrested for elder abuse.”

Paramedics treated the elderly woman and transported her to Riverside Community Hospital.

While the officers conducted a safety sweep of the house, they located several items they believe to be indicative of explosives, said Galbreath.

He did not offer details on the type of explosives investigators may have found, but did say there were bomb-making materials inside the house. Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were called to the scene.

At least three homes in the neighborhood are under evacuation.

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