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Suspect arrested in Freetown explosion

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A New Bedford man is being held for a dangerousness hearing after he was accused of detonating an improvised explosive device in Freetown.

Derek Faisca-Riberio, 25, blew up a device inside a mattress at Profile Rock.

Investigators tracked him down at his apartment in New Bedford.

A search by the bomb squad uncovered evidence connected to the Freetown blast.

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