CHICAGO — A west suburban man has been charged with possessing an explosive device that prompted the evacuation of an apartment building early Thursday in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side.
Michael Debrown, 25, was charged with a felony count of unlawful use of a weapon – bomb/grenade/Molotov cocktail, according to a statement from Chicago Police. His bond was set at $250,000, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.READ MORE: Family And Friends Of 'School Of Rock' Actor Kevin Clark Call For Improved Bike Safety At Logan Square Intersection Where He Was Killed
The CPD Bomb and Arson Unit was called at 1:15 a.m. Thursday after “suspicious contents” were located inside an apartment in the 3500 block of West Flournoy, police said. The surrounding units were temporarily evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Police initially reported that the suspicious item turned out to be a box with old wires and that there was no threat to the building. However, police said on Saturday that an “explosive device” was in fact located on the premises.READ MORE: Protesters Demand Arrest Of Officer In Anthony Alvarez Shooting
Debrown, who lives in the 600 block of Autumn Drive in Roselle, was arrested when he returned to the apartment at 10:55 a.m. Thursday to retrieve his belongings, police said.
Debrown’s next court date is scheduled for Thursday.MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed While Sitting In Vehicle In South Loop; Dog Apparently Wounded In Attack
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