Zanesville Police say it started with a report of gunshot fire…and ended up with the discovery of homemade bombs.
With three simple household items, the average person has the ability to create a homemade bomb. Damon Collins, a local store employee says “depending on the size of the bottle, if a 2 liter bottle is used it could get up to about 2 feet long and start to explode.”
Detective Ric Roush of the Zanesville Police Department says around 11:00 last night officers responded to a shots fired call in the area. He says when officers arrived they searched the area and came across what is commonly called a Mcgyver bomb in the alley near the 500 block of Spangler Drive.
Officers then saw a suspicious man and through investigations determined he was responsible for the Mcgyver bomb.
No one was injured, but the consequences for making such a device can be quite severe.
Roush says, “ The most serious charge he could be facing is what they call manufacturing explosives and that is a possible second degree felony.”
Currently, the twenty seven year old is locked up in Zanesville City Jail and is awaiting word from the prosecutor’s office.