DES PERES, Mo (KMOV.com) -- According to the Des Peres Police, two parents discovered their son had made a homemade bomb. They weren't sure what to do with it so they took it to the Des Peres Police Department.
Officers realized that the device, made of a flammable liquid in a plastic bottle, posed a risk so they called the fire department's hazmat unit. Firefighters took steps to diffuse the device.
According to police, the boy is 11 years old and told police that he learned how to make the homemade bomb on the internet. The boy has been turned over to juvenile authorities.