Police say something dangerous found at Akron home during domestic violence call

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AKRON, Ohio– A man was arrested and charged with several crimes after a domestic violence call.

Akron police say at 10 p.m. Wednesday night, they responded to Chalker Street after someone called 911.

A 44-year-old woman told them that her live-in boyfriend, Paul Plazak, 52, grabbed her and threw her into a wall; she said he also shoved her down, tried to choke her and threatened to kill her if she called police.

Officers took Plazak into custody.  While they were taking him outside, the alleged victim told officers about fireworks she said Plazak was making. Police say they found multiple items that indicated he was making homemade fireworks and explosives.

Plazak was charged with domestic violence, domestic violence menacing, disrupting public services, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of prohibited weapons and unlawful possession of dangerous ordinance.

The Akron Fire Department and the Summit County Bomb Squad responded to the scene to assist with the removal of the fireworks and explosives.