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Man Claiming to Have a Bomb Surrenders to Police

Man Claiming to Have a Bomb Surrenders to Police



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Sam Penrod Reporting We are learning new information today about a bizarre incident that happened on Saturday in Orem. A man who claimed he had a bomb in his house finally surrendered to police.

The man called and claimed he had a bomb in his house. It caused quite a stir in the Orem neighborhood for several hours before the man surrendered to police.

Man Claiming to Have a Bomb Surrenders to Police

The circumstances of the situation gave neighbors a very uneasy feeling.

The suspect is now being identified as 28-year-old Kody Harris. According to police, Harris called a crisis hotline on Saturday, threatening to blow himself up. He was eventually transferred to police dispatch. That's when he began negotiating with police and claimed to have seven pounds of C-4 plastic explosives in his home and that he had a bomb. The SWAT team evacuated the neighborhood and set up a perimeter around the house.

After four hours, the negotiations proved successful as Harris finally come out and surrendered.

Man Claiming to Have a Bomb Surrenders to Police

But then the bomb squad had to spend several hours going through the house looking for the explosives.

In the end, there were no explosives or a bomb, except for some bomb-making materials, including gunpowder and some wiring.

Police took Harris to a mental facility to be evaluated, and then he was booked into jail. Harris faces charges of making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and possessing bomb-making materials.

Harris remains in the Utah County Jail this afternoon. His bail is set at $100,000.

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