Indiana: IID Dropped in Pavilion Vent, 1 Arrested

Submitted by Mahtab7 on Thu, 10/20/2022 - 14:49

TRIPwire, 20 October 2022

On 19 October 2022, at approximately 1135 hours local time, Portage Police Department (PPD) officers responded to Olson Memorial Park in Portage after a 20-year-old suicidal male climbed on the roof of a pavilion building with two improvised incendiary devices (IIDs), described as Molotov cocktails, and two fixed blade knives. As officers negotiated with the suspect, he lit an IID and dropped it into a vent from the roof top. The IID failed to ignite and was stuck in the vent, causing no damage. No further device details have been released. PPD arrested the suspect after shooting him with a nonlethal beanbag round. He faces multiple charges including resisting arrest while armed with a deadly weapon.