SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A 31-year-old employee of Service King was arrested this morning after the Scottsdale Police Department found an improvised explosive device (IED) at his workstation.
According to police, the man, employed at the Scottsdale Service King near Raintree Drive and Hayden Road, had bragged to his coworkers that he was able to make the IED himself.
Scottsdale police say the man’s intentions were not to hurt anybody, simply to see if it can be done.
Coworkers contacted Scottsdale PD last night informing them that their coworker may have had an explosive device at his workstation.
When Service King opened this morning, police kept the building clear while the DPS bomb squad removed the device.
Service King released this statement:
Service King Collision Repair Centers is aware of the incident at our Scottsdale, Arizona facility. We are actively working with appropriate authorities to ensure all precautionary measures are taken. All employees have been accounted for and are safe. The incident remains under review and therefore we cannot provide any further comment at this time.
Police described the device as small, roughly 4 inches long.
Scottsdale police say there was no intentions for harm and this is not a terrorist scenario.
The employee could be looking at charges including misconduct involving weapons.