Man With Explosive Device Threatens To Burn South Dakota Business
A scary incident happened at a business in Yankton on Monday afternoon. A man threatened to burn down a business and mentioned having a pipe bomb with him. Luckily, the men and women with the Yankton Police Department were on the case.
Dakota News Now is reporting that 30-year-old Jared Herbert Nichols "was arrested and charged with possession of an explosive or device with intent to injure, intimidate, or destroy property and threatening a law enforcement officer or family." Apparently, this explosive device that Jared had on him appeared to be a homemade bomb.
How did the police identify that Jason was the criminal behind this threat? Chief Jason Foote of the Yankton Police Department explains to Dakota News Now received a report that a man did make a "suspicious purchase of materials that can be used to make a homemade explosive device. Yankton Police Officers with assistance from the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office were able to identify this male and later locate him." You just never know what people are going to do. They are just nuts!
No report has been released about the Yankton business that was threatened. More information about this threat and the developing story can be found by clicking here.
It's always best to report something to local authorities if it seems suspicious. We cannot thank our first responders enough for keeping our communities safe!
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