HURLOCK, Md. - Charges have been filed after a passerby discovered a soda bottle bomb in Hurlock. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office says that they responded after the blast happened in the backyard of an Elizabeth Street home on Wednesday evening.
The evidence collected leads officials to believe that it was a chemical reaction device, more commonly known as a soda bottle bomb. They say one male juvenile was arrested in connection with the explosion. He has been charged with a felony offense of manufacturing an explosive device. The charge reportedly carries a penalty of fines up to $250,000 and 25 years behind bars.
Officials say that the investigation is continuing, and they expect to make more arrests in the case. Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call the State Fire Marshal's Salisbury office at 410-713-3780.