Zanesville Police Find Homemade Bombs

POSTED BY: News Department
Monday, February 9, 2004 - 07:22 PM
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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.

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