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Man found with knives, pipe bomb charged in justice court

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A Billings man, who officers said was carrying knives and a pipe bomb, appeared in justice court, October 19th.

It certainly was a busy scene on Tuesday, as multiple officers responded to the disturbance on the South Side.  KULR-8 spoke with an eyewitness and he said the whole ordeal was terrifying. His question to me was, 'What if?' as kids, mobile homes, and churches were all nearby.

KULR-8 was in the courtroom when 33-year-old Adam Owen Grady appeared via video from the Yellowstone County Detention Facility. Grady was charged with possession of explosives, criminal endangerment, and obstructing a peace officer.

According to court documents, police responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of Jackson Street after receiving information from neighbors about a man and woman arguing, followed by a possible gunshot. Sergeant Jason Gartner said, when police approached Grady, he took off running and was said to have been holding three knives. When officers attempted to arrest him, Grady pulled out what appeared to be a flashlight. At this point, Grady resisted arrest, so Sergeant Gartner said they tased him, later discovering the item was an improvised explosive device.

Sergeant Gartner said after, investigating officers could not find the woman suspected to be involved or confirm that shots had been fired.

This was Grady's first appearance in court.

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