At about 4 p.m., the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office patrol division along with Bayou Cane Fire Department personnel responded to a complaint at Wal-Mart in west Houma about a possible chemical spill. Upon the arrival of investigators, it was determined that someone intentionally ignited a container inside the store, causing a chemical reaction. The chemical reaction forced a thick cloud of smoke into the air. The store was immediately evacuated.
No one was injured during the incident.
Video surveillance images of the suspect were circulated through several media outlets. Monday night through Tuesday morn-ing, the sheriff’s office received several calls from concerned citizens identifying the suspect as Chad Allen Anderson, 37, the news release stated.
Anderson was located Tuesday at approximately 10 a.m. in the parking lot of a shopping center on Martin Luther King Boulevard by sheriff’s patrolmen and detectives, the news release stated.
Anderson was questioned about the bombing incident and admitted to intentionally mixing the toxic chemicals, but claimed the explosion was an accident, the news release stated.
Anderson was arrested and booked with one count of terrorism and aggravated criminal damage to property. He was jailed at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.
Anderson said that he is homeless and had recently relocated to Houma from Shreveport, the news release stated. He said has been living in his vehicle a green Dodge truck for the past few months, the news release stated.