A Marine Corps veteran awaiting trial for a failed 2016 car bombing had more explosive chemicals, along with guns and rifles, in his Bronx home Tuesday, cops said.
Richard Laugel, 38, was nowhere to be found when NYPD and Homeland Security investigators raided his Palmer Ave. home and found the chemicals, guns and a silencer, police said.
Laugel, who neighbors said lives with a woman and her two teenage children in the Baychester house, served in Iraq.
He is already accused of planting a makeshift nail bomb under a 24-year-old man’s rented Nissan hatchback. The device went off while the victim and a woman were driving through Pelham Bay on March 2, 2016.
The blast sparked a fire, damaged the vehicle’s undercarriage and set off its airbag, but no one was injured.
Laugel, who’s free on $100,000 bail, is due in Bronx court next week.
One neighbor said police showed up Monday night, then arrived en masse Tuesday, joined by the NYPD Bomb Squad.
“They brought out a teenage girl and boy,” she said.