Kentucky Boy Makes Homemade Bomb, Causes Hospital Scare

April 24, 2008

Lexington, Kentucky authorities have detonated a homemade bomb found in the bed of a pickup truck at Central Baptist Hospital.

The device was brought to the hospital by a patient. Central Baptist spokeswoman Ruth Ann Childers says a boy needed medical treatment after making the explosive device and then inhaling its fumes from unknown chemicals.

The boy’s father drove him to the hospital’s emergency room entrance.

Authorities moved the truck to a nearby field to detonate the device. Childers says the boy was taken to the University of Kentucky hospital.

Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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