Des Peres Child Builds Bottle Bomb

DES PERES (KMOX) – An Internet search and a plastic bottle almost turned explosive for an eleven-year-old in Des Peres.

His parents brought the bottle to police last night, after the boy turned it into a homemade bomb.

“There is a lot of information available on the Internet that, as police officers, we wish was not readily available,” Des Peres Lieutenant Robert Willoughby said.

The boy is now in juvenile custody. It’s not clear what his intention was with the bottle bomb.

“We were able to speak with the juvenile and the parents and determined it was not of a significant hazard,” Willoughby said. “We were able to disable the device and it will be referred to juvenile authorities.”


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