Two Juveniles Charged with Exploding 'Soda Bottle Bomb'

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (Feb. 16, 2010) Investigators from the Office of the State Fire Marshal have charged two juveniles with manufacturing and using an improvised explosive device. The device, commonly known as a “soda bottle bomb”, was detonated under a car at 525 Clarks Run Road on January 6. Although the car was not damaged, the incident was reported to La Plata Police who assisted State Fire Marshals with the investigation.

The juveniles, a seventeen year-old and a sixteen year-old, both from Waldorf, were charged at their homes on Monday morning and released to the custody of parents. They are charged with “Manufacture and Possession of an Improvised Explosive Device.” The case will be turned over to juvenile justice authorities.

Source: Maryland State Fire Marshal

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