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19-year-old arrested for explosive devices at ASU dorm

Logan Baker Reynolds
Posted at 12:39 PM, Mar 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-01 17:11:09-05

TEMPE, AZ — A man is facing charges after police found explosive devices in his dorm room at Arizona State University in Tempe.

At about 1:30 p.m. Monday, the ASU Police Department was alerted to a social media post that showed a resident holding two explosive devices at the Palo Verde East Residence Halls.

Police later identified the person as 19-year-old Logan Reynolds of Santa Barbara, California.

ASU says police K9s and the Tempe police bomb squad were brought to the area and the fifth floor was evacuated during the investigation.

When officers made contact, Reynolds admitted he made the devices and told officers where they were located within his dorm room, according to a police report.

He reportedly mentioned he had no ill intentions and that he made the devices for entertainment purposes only.

“I commend the student who filed the initial report,” ASU Police Chief Michael Thompson said. “We always say, ‘if you see something, say something.’ This student saw a situation they were uncomfortable with, and followed their instincts.”

Reynolds was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on two counts of misconduct involving weapons.