WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have filed attempted murder and explosives charges against a Waseca teenager.
The Free Press of Mankato reports (http://bit.ly/1iDQ3nt ) the 17-year-old boy was arrested as the result of an investigation into three small explosive devices discovered at a school playground in late March.
The youth was charged in juvenile court Thursday with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, six counts of possessing explosive devices and two counts of first-degree criminal damage to property. The juvenile petition alleges he obtained weapons and explosives with the intent to kill his father, mother, sister and a school liaison officer.
He was arrested Tuesday night after the Waseca Police Department and Bloomington Bomb Squad executed search warrants at a home and a storage facility in Waseca.
Police and school officials plan a news conference.
Information from: The Free Press, http://www.mankatofreepress.com