Teenager charged for exploding soda bottle bombs

HARFORD COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Md. teenager has been charged for manufacturing and using improvised explosive devices, known as 'soda bottle bombs', police said.

The 17-year-old has been charged with two felony counts of 'Manufacture, Possession, Distribution of Destructive Device.'

Police received reports of shots fired around 7:20 a.m. at the 900 block of Todd Road in Bel Air. Investigation showed that the teenager was responsible for exploding the 'soda bottle bombs' in the area. No one was injured during the incident and no property was damaged, officials said.

Officials said, "The construction of these types of illegal devices has often been misrepresented as fun, however the destructive nature that occurs can cause: loss of vision, permanent hearing loss, severe damage to hands and possibly death."

The teenager has been released to the custody of his parents pending actions by the Harford County Department of Juvenile Services.


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