EASTPOINTE, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – The Eastpointe Police department says two homes were damaged as a result of a significant explosion.

It happened on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. in the 16800 block of Veronica where police responded to a 911 call of shots fired.

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Police say a homeowner found what he thought was a better way to kill rats than using poison. “Please do not use homemade bombs to kill rats! This is a dangerous practice especially in a highly concentrated urban area,” police said on their Facebook page. 

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Officers arrested the homeowner for the bombing and another person who was in the home for a warrant. Police said they did not find any dead rats at the scene. 

Officers say charges are pending.

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