MALDEN, Mo. -- Authorities disposed of a homemade bomb last week after receiving a tip from a parent.
According to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder, the Malden Police Department received a call Thursday from a resident on West Dorothy Drive East who said his son had made an explosive device.
Dunklin County deputies and Malden police officers verified the existence of the device. The Southeast Missouri Bomb Squad in Sikeston, Mo., was contacted along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
When agents arrived at the scene, a member of the bomb squad entered the residence and removed the device, which was later disposed of in a remote area at the Malden Airport.
Law enforcement officials said a juvenile was taken into custody by the Dunklin County Juvenile Office as a result of the incident.