Arrest Made After Standoff in West Des Moines Tuesday Night

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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.









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