IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A naked 41-year-old Iowa City man told deputies that he’d been forced by four men to handle a nuclear bomb at his home in Iowa City.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports deputies were dispatched to the area about 3:30 a.m. Monday.

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They say they found William Bliss naked and showing signs that he’d been drinking. He told them he was forced to handle the bomb at his home nearby.

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Deputies say he took off running when they tried to detain him. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy was injured during the chase.

A Johnson County jailer said later Monday morning that Bliss was still in custody. Online court records don’t list the case yet.

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