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Five Arrested In Berlin For Tossing "Hydrogen Bombs" From Truck

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BERLIN, Md. - Maryland State Police arrested four juveniles and one adult after they received calls from the area near Maid at Arms Lane in the Glenn Riddle Community in reference to a red pickup truck driving through the community while throwing explosive devices from the vehicle.

Around 10:05 Friday, November 16th, Troopers along with Sheriff's Deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff's Office, conducted an extensive investigation which revealed the suspects were throwing homemade bombs from their vehicle. The explosive devices were made from common household products purchased at a local convenience store just before the incident.  The explosive devices were identified by the Fire Marshall's Office as "hydrogen gas bombs."

Officials say the devices explode and cause severe chemical burns. The Investigation revealed that these devices were being manufactured inside the pickup, passed to other occupants and then thrown out of the vehicle as a chemical reaction was occurring within the devices. Several of these devices exploded on the roadways and near homes and vehicles within the Glenn Riddle Community.

The five suspects were charged with manufacturer and posses a destructive device, posses explosive device, and reckless endangerment.  The four Juveniles were released to their parents, while the adult was taken before a district court commissioner and released on personal recognizance.  All suspects are awaiting a court hearing.

The manufacturing and possession of explosive devices are both Felonies in the State Of Maryland and carry a maximum penalty of 25 years incarceration and /or $250,000 fine each. Reckless Endangerment carries a maximum penalty of 5 years incarceration and/or $5,000.00 fine.

No one was injured in the incident.

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