ASU student arrested for explosive devices in dorm room, police say

A 19-year-old ASU student was arrested on Monday after officers found two explosive devices in his dorm room.
Published: Mar. 1, 2022 at 3:42 PM MST
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TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A 19-year-old ASU student was arrested on Monday after officers found two explosive devices in his dorm room, according to police. A student contacted ASU Police Department after seeing a social media post of a resident holding two explosive devices.

Police arrived at the dorm and identified Logan Baker Reynolds, originally from Santa Barbara, California, as the resident from the post. Officers evacuated the fifth floor of the hall and took Reynolds into custody. Reynolds admitted to police he made the explosives and told officers he had “no ill intentions and that he made the devices for entertainment purposes only,” according to court documents.

“It just made me really really scared because I live here, and I had no idea that that was going on,” said Lauren Kim, an ASU student who lives at Palo Verde East.

ASU Police Spokesperson Adam Wolfe said officers impounded the materials found in Reynold’s dorm room. “Components when put together, they make an explosive; there were quite a few,” said Wolfe. He also added the explosive contents were not a bomb but rather pyrotechnic devices.

“I commend the student who filed the initial report,” ASU Police Chief Michael Thompson said. “We always say, ‘if you see something, say something.’ This student saw a situation they were uncomfortable with and followed their instincts.”

Reynolds was charged with two counts of prohibited weapons.