Monday, January 31, 2005

17-Year-Old Bomb Maker Arrested

Police arrested a 17-year-old after finding two working bombs and stolen property in a St. Cloud home. The youth faces explosives and burglary charges, Sgt. Jim Mortenson said. "This bomb could have taken off half of the house," said Sgt. Perry Beise. After getting an anonymous tip, St. Cloud police called in the Bloomington police bomb squad, which removed the two bombs from the home Friday night. Both were made with carbon-dioxide cartridges typically used in paintball or BB guns, Mortenson said. Police don't believe the boy had any plans to use the bombs, but they were assembled and ready to go, he said. Officers also found property stolen from three St. Cloud businesses -- Out-N-About Gear, Al's Music and Utopia Games, Mortenson said. Officers also found items used to make explosive devices, Mortenson said. The bombs and bomb-making materials will be given to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for analysis. The teen, who does not live in the house where the bombs were found, remained in the Stearns County Jail on Saturday.
And I will bet you any-thing... Because he is "A CHILD" we will never know his Religion or Ethnicity. (unless Irish Catholic or something like that)