BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - A man faces charges after police found an explosive device in his Brooklyn Heights apartment Sunday, causing evacuations.

Police responded to a gunshot call around 1 a.m. at 58 Remsen St., where they say they found a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. They also allegedly discovered an explosive device in his home.

Authorities have not released the man's identity, who was taken to a hospital.

The building was evacuated, as well as nearby Hicks and Montague Terrace streets. Authorities removed the bomb from the scene and detonated it elsewhere.

AP wire reports contributed to this story.