Homemade bombs were discovered in two houses in Webster City on Sunday afternoon. The devices were located on a chair at 930 Third Street and another found at 841 Bank Street. Both of the homes were evacuated.
The fire department summoned the Region 5 Hazmat Squad and the State Fire Marshall to investigate. A bomb technical squad arrived early in the evening to safely detonate the devices. There was no fire and no injuries reported.
Both devices contained gun powder and bullets. A 16-year-old Webster City male juvenile was responsible for making the homemade bombs and is facing charges by Webster City Police.
The incident remains under investigation.
(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)