Boy, 16, charged with exploding bottle bombs in Aberdeen


A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the explosion of two improvised bottle bombs in an Aberdeen Dumpster, according to state fire marshals.

Aberdeen city police originally responded to the first block of East Bel Air Avenue for a calls of "shots fired" shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, according to a notice of investigation from the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Police discovered two explosive devices – bottle bombs – inside a commercial Dumpster at the Magnolia Apartments, according to the notice. Six firefighters from the Aberdeen Fire Department responded. The Dumpster was not damaged, according to the notice.

The fire marshal's office said a suspect was developed and a male juvenile was questioned.

The juvenile was released to the custody of his parent and will be referred to Juvenile Services, the fire marshal's office said. He was charged with manufacture/possession/distribution of a destructive device.

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