HENDERSON, Md.- Deputy State Fire Marshals charged two male juveniles with creating and detonating chemical reaction devices known as "soda bottle bombs" in the backyard of a home on the 21000 block of Heritage Hills Lane in Henderson.
Police said charges are pending against another person involved in this case.
They said an investigation revealed that on Saturday night, three boys between 14 and 16 years of age were attending a birthday party when they learned how to make the devices online.
After an unsuccessful detonation of one the devices failed to curb the curiosity of the teenage boys, they decided to make another device which they initially thought failed again.
Police said, after exploring why the device failed, one of the boys picked up the device which unexpectedly detonated in his hand causing injury to him and to another juvenile.
The teens were transported to Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Department and subsequently transported to Bay Health Kent General in Dover, Del.
Both juveniles were treated and later released.
The teens were charged with manufacture, possession and use of a destructive devicee.
The investigation continues in this case which will be referred to the Department of Juveniles Services.
Authorities said soda bottle bombs are considered Improvised Explosive Devices under Maryland law and the penalty for these devices is a felony and charges can be a maximum of 25 years imprisonment and/or fines up to $250,000.
The teens were released to the custody of their parents. Police did not report any property damage during this incident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
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