Des Moines police responded to a call coming from a man sitting at a downtown sushi restaurant. He told them he had made a bomb.

Officers found 40-year-old Ivory Washington sitting at Akebono 515 with the improvised explosive device and confirmed it was legitimate. He claims that he constructed the IED while sitting in the restaurant.

Washington was taken into custody without incident, but gave no reason as to why he built the device. He was charged with possession of explosive or incendiary material with intent.

Polk County Jail
Polk County Jail

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