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11 Year Old's Homemade Bomb Triggers Call to Police

An 11-year-old boy has been turned over to juvenile authorities after he reportedly made a bomb from instructions on the Internet.

An 11-year-old boy is in the hands of juvenile authorities after his parents discovered he made a bomb from instructions on the Internet.

The boy's parents alerted the Des Peres Police Department of the bomb and firefighters diffused the device, KMOV reported Wednesday evening

Learn more at KMOV

stlsue September 13, 2012 at 10:57 AM
defuse.
Owen Skoler (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM
I should add, I will be calling Des Peres Police today for more details, so I will definitely check on the language used to describe how firefighters handled the device.
Owen Skoler (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 02:44 PM
stlsue, as I suspected, the object did not contain a fuse, so KMOV's terminology is correct. More details are in the Patch follow-up story: http://patch.com/A-xJ7V

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