Man arrested after domestic dispute

By The Mercury

Police closed off three blocks in Ogden Wednesday afternoon following reports of homemade explosives in the area.

Riley County Police Department officers and a bomb team blocked off the streets after responding to a domestic dispute in which a man threatened his wife that there was an explosive device in the residence.

Police arrested Armando Ramon Lopez, 22, on charges of aggravated battery, domestic battery and criminal restraint.

Around 1:07 p.m., the victim told 911 dispatchers she had been threatened by Lopez, who said he had an explosive device in the house.

The victim escaped to a neighbor’s house from her residence at 201 11th St. with minor injuries before calling 911, RCPD Captain Kurt Moldrup said.

Officers sent out a message asking people in the area to stay away from the 200 block of 10th, 11th and 12th streets.

The RCPD bomb team entered the residence taking the supposed explosive device outside to render it safe.

Ultimately, they found it was non-explosive, Moldrup said. He said the homemade device consisted of a glass container with metal pellets and wires that were meant to look explosive, but the bomb team found the device would not ignite once the fuse was activated.

Lopez was released on a $7,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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