PD: Marcos de Niza student arrested after bomb found at home

TEMPE, AZ - A Marcos de Niza High School student has been arrested after a bomb and bomb making materials were found at his home Tuesday.

Tempe police spokesman Michael Pooley said around 2:30 p.m., a woman cleaning a house near Baseline Road and McClintock found a device that looked like a bomb and took the device to the fire department to have it checked out.

When the fire department saw the device they immediately notified the Tempe Police Department.

Crews responded to the scene and deemed the device as a legitimate Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The IED was disabled and the woman who alerted authorities advised there were more materials at the house she was cleaning.

She had also taken photos of the materials which showed items used for making more IEDs.

Police said Joshua Prater, an 18-year-old senior at Marcos De Niza High School was placed under arrest for misconduct involving weapons, possessing a prohibited weapon and improvised explosive device.


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