Police: Two charged with terrorism after trying to drive vehicle into Muscatine public safety building

Two Muscatine residents face a variety of charges after they were arrested Sunday, Aug. 9 after officers of the Muscatine Police Department were intentionally targeted in an act of terrorism.

Gilberto Daniel Castillo III, 24, and Marc Anthony Castillo, 21, were arrested for terrorism after intentionally trying to drive a vehicle into the Muscatine Public Safety Building at 4:51 a.m. Sunday, police said in a news release. The vehicle became hung up on a brick planter prior to reaching the building and no one was injured during the attempt.

Officers who were inside the Public Safety Building arrested both subjects at the scene.

Gilberto Daniel Castillo III has been charged with terrorism, assault on a police officer causing injury, 2nd degree criminal mischief, operating while intoxicated, interference with official acts, and various traffic violations.

Marc Anthony Castillo has been charged with terrorism, 2nd degree criminal mischief, and public intoxication.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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