From the Office of the State Fire Marshal:
Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged five people with the discharge of a destructive device. The one adult and four juveniles had manufactured and placed a chemical reaction device on the front porch of a home where it exploded.
The incident at 3409 Henry Harford Drive occurred on Saturday May 14th just before midnight. The occupant of the home discovered the device just as it exploded. She was uninjured from the incident and there was no property damage. Investigators gained evidence which lead to the identification of the suspects. Kadian Westney, 18, of Edgewood was taken into custody this afternoon when surrendered himself to investigators. All four juveniles were from the Edgewood and Abingdon area and ages ranged from sixteen to seventeen. The juveniles were released to the custody of their parents.
All five have been charged with the manufacturing, possession, and discharge of a destructive device. Kadian is currently being held on a $5,000 bond at the Harford County Detention Center. The Harford County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the initial response and investigation.