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Phoenix PD: Man videotaped terrorist stunt to test police response

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The video was called "Dark Knight Shooting Response, Rocket Launcher Police Test" posted by "Anon Filmmaker" The video was called "Dark Knight Shooting Response, Rocket Launcher Police Test" posted by "Anon Filmmaker"
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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Phoenix police are investigating a man and a teen who videotaped a terrorist stunt allegedly designed to test police response to a terrorist situation.

Officer James Holmes said they found a 16-year-old boy wearing a sheet around his body and what appeared to be a rag around his head while carrying a rocket launcher near West Bell Road and North 33rd Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

Police said a man, identified as Michael David Turley, 39, videotaped the child and the officer as he arrived.

The pair were taken into custody.

Investigators said Turley and the juvenile were "making a movie" that was designed to test police response to a terrorist. [Click to watch the YouTube video]

Turley was arrested for knowingly giving a false impression of a terrorist act, endangerment, contributing delinquency of a minor and misconduct involving a simulated explosive.

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