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Police: Man threatened officers with bomb

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – A stun gun was used to catch a suspect on the run early Tuesday morning.

Deputies of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s department responded to reports of a person knocking on residents’ doors at approximately 3:50 a.m.

After some investigation, they determined that Aaron S. Harden, 40, matched the description of the suspect. He was suspiciously carrying a backpack.

Harden told deputies he was looking for a female acquaintance when asked for his reason for being in the area at that time of the morning.

Police also found that Harden had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear through Bartholomew County.

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When the deputies determined to bring Harden into custody, Harden threatened them with a bomb that he said was inside his backpack, 24-Hour News 8’s news partners at The Republic report.

Soon after, Harden started running from the deputies. One of the cops quickly used a stun gun to detain Harden.

Drug paraphernalia was found inside Harden’s backpack, not a bomb.

Aaron S. Harden was arrested on charges of possession of paraphernalia, resisting law enforcement and the pre-existing warrant.

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