Arrest Made After Standoff in West Des Moines Tuesday Night
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man is in Polk County jail tonight after police found him hiding in a dumpster after making a bomb threat last night.
26-year-old Quinten Nelson is charged with Threat of Terrorism, Harrassment, Interference with Official Acts, False Report of Explosive and Threat of Explosive.
Police say Nelson called dispatchers around 7:30pm Tuesday and told them he’d placed explosives in Valley West Mall. His cell phone was tracked to 22nd Street and Westown Parkway. Police found Nelson hiding inside a dumpster near a Walgreens.
After a two hour standoff he was taken into custody. He was taken to Broadlawns Hospital then released to police custody.