From the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall:
ABERDEEN, MARYLAND (April 30, 2010) – Investigators from the Office of the State Fire Marshal have charged two juveniles with manufacturing and using an improvised chemical reaction device. The device was placed on a table inside the McDonald’s Restaurant in Bel Camp, Harford County on April 23, 2010. Four employees were transported to Harford Memorial Hospital with symptoms of nausea and sore throat pain. All were treated and released.
The two sixteen year old male juveniles were arrested at Aberdeen High School with the assistance of Aberdeen Police Department. They were transported to the Charles Hickey School and will await a hearing scheduled for Monday, May 3, 2010. They are charged with Manufacture of a Destructive Device, Conspiracy and Reckless Endangerment. One juvenile has an additional charge of Witness Intimidation. If convicted of these crimes, each could face a maximum penalty of 60 years imprisonment and/or fines of $510,000.