Boy, 14, arrested after bomb is found

November 14, 2003|By Gus G. Sentementes | Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF

A 14-year-old Fulton boy was arrested after he told a Reservoir High School staff member that he had a pipe bomb, police and school officials said yesterday.

The teen, who was arrested after school at his home Wednesday, did not threaten to use the pipe bomb at the school or against students, police and school officials said.

Working with the state fire marshal and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Howard County police searched the boy's home and recovered the pipe bomb Wednesday afternoon, police said. Police did not say where the bomb was found in the home and declined to release details about the explosive device.

Police did not identify the youth because he is a juvenile. He was charged with manufacturing and possessing an explosive device, and he was released to his parents a couple of hours after the arrest, said Cpl. Lisa Myers, a Howard police spokeswoman.

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