Five people were arrested in connection with a chemical bomb thrown at a police officer and a resident in Arvada, Colorado on April 6th.
“Multiple arrests have been made reference the chemical device used against law enforcement and a citizen,” Arvada police tweeted the day after the incident. “We want to thank our amazing community for the outpouring of support we received.”
Within 24 hours of the attack, Maxwell McCann, 18; Braiden Ulmer, 19; Isaac Koch, 19; Gavin Dawson, 19; and an unnamed juvenile were arrested, reported 9News. They face charges of:
- first-degree assault,
- criminal attempt of second-degree assault,
- two counts of possession, use, or removal of explosives or incendiary devices,
- conspiracy to commit possession, use, or removal of explosives or incendiary devices
According to the arrest affidavit, a crumpled Walmart receipt found near the scene led them to the suspects, 9News reported. Two Arvada detectives found the receipt, which led them to a surveillance video showing the suspects buying bottled water, chlorine treatment for swimming pools, brake fluid, and plastic wrap.
The affidavit says the suspects were seen leaving in a silver Volkswagen, and four of them were in the same vehicle when it was pulled over shortly after the crime, KDVR reported. Police had set up a perimeter around the scene, temporarily stopping them to take a picture of their drivers’ licenses before initially letting them go.
The teens are due in court on Friday.
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