Police were called to a domestic disturbance in the sleepy little town of Webster City, a hamlet in central Iowa most famous for its walking trails, parochial elementary school and Dan Akroyd’s ground-shaking, one-day visit in August of 1980. But now, Webster City can add another bullet point to the list of local events below sojourning Blues Brothers.
KCCI8 reports that After arriving at the home on Third Street, police were informed that the domestic disturbance occurred not between two parents –separated and living in separate homes — but between one parent and his teenage son.
The teen, upset with his parents and living alternately at the Third Street home and his mother’s home on Barris Street reportedly:
“…told them he was going to blow them up.”
The father told police that there was at least one “explosive device” in the home. After searching that home and the boy’s second residence, police found a pair of devices that “contained gunpowder and bullets.” (Technically, this would make them less “bombs” than improvised Claymore mines.)
Police have taken the boy into custody for mental evaluation, and charges are pending. No information — including the boy’s exact age — has yet been released, nor have they indicated whether or not they intend to charge him as an adult. There’s also no mention yet of where the teen got the bullets and gunpowder used to construct the devices, though his intent to use them is legally clear.
Iowa teen in custody.
Here’s a video with the report from KCCI8.
featured image: KCCI8.