From the Office of the State Fire Marshal:
HARFORD COUNTY, MD (April 1, 2014) – An investigation by Deputy State Fire Marshals and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in charges being brought against a 17 year-old male for manufacturing and use of improvised explosive devices.
The devices, commonly referred to as “soda bottle bombs”, were reported initially as shots fired at approximately 7:20 a.m. in the 900 block of Todd Road in Bel Air. The subsequent investigation revealed the teenager was responsible for exploding the devices in the area. No reports of injuries or property damage occurred during the incident.
The juvenile has been charged with (2) felony counts of Manufacture, Possession, Distribution of Destructive Device and released to the custody of his parents pending actions by the Harford County Department of Juvenile Services.
“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”, stated State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci.