Airport Fireworks Suspect Wants House Arrest

The TSA says it found powerful fireworks in Joseph Picklo's backback when he was trying to board a plane at Philly International

The man accused of trying to carry powerful fireworks onto a plane at Philly International on Thursday asked a judge for house arrest. Joseph Picklos' attorney says Picklo has a six-year-old autistic son, an ex-wife and a girlfriend in Dallas, Pa.

The defense attorney said Picklo is of sound mind and told the government everything when he was arrested.

Picklo was detained after the TSA said it found a couple of homemade M-80s and flash powder in his the bag he was going to carry on a US Airways flight to San Francisco.

Picklo also had a test tube filled with another powdery substance that had a wick, according to a criminal complaint obtained by NBC10.

Picklo is a self-described independent salesman.

In court on Friday, federal prosecutors said it wants more time to investigate and opposed bail. The M-80s will be analyzed at a government lab.

The judge said the government had the right to ask for three days to prepare for the possibility of bail.

Both sides re-convene on Tuesday for a decision on Picklo's bail status.

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