Counter-terrorism police in Australia arrested a teen because they feared he might be carrying a bomb.
According to the Herald Sun, heavily armed police who overwhelmed the recently-turned 17-year-old as he was being driven by his mother to a mosque. They searched a bag he had with him before finding improvised explosive devices inside the family home.
Only an asthma pump was in the bag, but the police force’s bomb squad found three pipe bombs believed to have been hidden in the boy’s bedroom of the northern Melbourne suburb house, writes the Herald Sun.
Police have spent days scouring the house for more homemade explosive devices and yesterday widened the search to a nearby park and creek.
The Post Falls, Idaho, Chief of Police says he was very surprised when an arrest warrant landed on his desk earlier this week. The warrant was for a “failure to appear,” not uncommon. But the perpetrator was a nine-year old boy.
In Victoria, Texas, police officer Nathanial Robinson, 23, pulled over local resident Pete Vasquez, 76, for an expired inspection sticker. Things soon got blown out of proportion when the cop takes down, beats up, and tases the 76-year-old man.
According to the AP, a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park.
Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said the officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon — which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually on the muzzle — from his waistband.
The boy did not make any verbal threats toward the officer or point the gun, but reached into his waistband and grabbed it after being told to raise his hands, Tomba said.
“That’s when the officer fired,” he said.
Police said the weapon was an “airsoft” type replica gun that resembled a semi-automatic pistol. The orange safety indicator had been removed, police said.