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Bomb squad removes torpedoes from home


IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Members of the Johnson County Bomb Disposal Unit removed a large quantity of flares, magnesium and torpedoes from an Iowa City home early Tuesday morning.

Police were executing a search warrant at 1015 W. Benton Street, #52, investigating a domestic assault that happened in May when they discovered the hazardous materials and explosive devices.

The torpedoes are an explosive signaling device used by the railroad.

As a result of the domestic assault investigation, officers charged 26-year old Jesse Dean Burkhart, with Domestic Assault Without Intent to Cause Injury and False Imprisonment.

Online producer:  Adam Amdor

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