Tabor Man Makes Initial Appearance After Friday House Explosion

Tabor Man Makes Initial Appearance After Friday House Explosion

A Tabor man made his initial court appearance on eleven charges Tuesday morning following an in-home explosion Friday night.

29-year-old Joseph Thomas Hansen was found unresponsive in his driveway with thermal burns after his house exploded.

Hansen faces two counts of sale, transportation or possession of a destructive device and nine counts of unauthorized possession of substances with intent to make a destructive device.

Hansen is the same person who allegedly threatened to blow up the Sisseton school in 2010. Hansen made national news a decade ago when, as an 18-year-old high school student, he was arrested for allegedly planning to blow up Sisseton High School that he attended at the time.

According to court records, the Bon Homme County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a resident in the 100 block of East Chicago Street in Tabor just before eleven Friday night. Law enforcement and emergency medical services responded to the scene, where Hansen was located unresponsive in the driveway with apparent thermal burns. He was transported a hospital.

An arraignment for Hansen has been set for September 7th.