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Student arrested after police find explosive materials in Palo Verde East

Logan Reynolds was arrested Monday evening and charged with two counts of misconduct involving weapons for creating explosive devices


Palo Verde East is pictured in Tempe on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. 

An ASU student was arrested Monday evening after the ASU Police Department found explosive materials in his Palo Verde East dorm room. He has been charged with two counts of misconduct involving weapons, according to an ASU PD press release.

Another student notified ASU PD when they became concerned that Logan Reynolds, the student who was arrested, might be building explosives. A social media post showed Reynolds holding two explosive devices, according to a press release from ASU PD.

Logan Reynolds was booked on two counts of misconduct involving weapons.

ASU PD evacuated the fifth floor of Palo Verde East as a precaution as police K-9s and the Tempe Police Department Bomb Squad identified and removed materials associated with the development of explosives. 

According to court documents detailing the arrest, Reynolds told police he had no ill intent and made the devices for entertainment purposes only. The statement said that when police arrived at the dorm, Reynolds "admitted he made the devices" and said where they were located.

"I commend the student who filed the initial report," ASU Chief of Police Michael Thompson said. "We always say, 'if you see something, say something.' This student saw a situation they were uncomfortable with, and followed their instincts."

According to court documents, Reynolds "has shown continual behavior not abide by respective state laws and disrupt the community."

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office detention facility released Reynolds on supervised release and pretrial supervision. The case is still under investigation.

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Jasmine KabiriAssignment Editor

Jasmine Kabiri is the assignment editor at The State Press, overseeing and editing stories produced by the six digital desks. She has previously worked as a reporter at The Daily Camera and Cronkite News.

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