Authorities say two people were arrested after officers found about a dozen homemade explosives during a search of the couple’s home in rural Boone County. Officers started their search about 1 p.m. Monday at a home about a half-mile west of Madrid. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says a search warrant was obtained after deputies stopped one of the residents’ cars Saturday and found drug items and multiple “potential” explosive devices. The Madrid home of Leanna Haidsiak was searched Monday for more explosives. Authorities identified several pipe bombs and materials for constructing explosives during that search. Haidsiak and Tjaden Mallory were taken into custody. Both are being held in the Boone County Jail on offensive weapons charges. More charges may be brought after an investigation is conducted by local authorities in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Sheriff’s Sgt. Dallas Wingate says there is no evidence that terrorism is involved. Authorities have evacuated the area and the State Fire Marshal’s Office will be safely destroying each pipe bomb.
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