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Two 11-year-olds, teen arrested for making, detonating IEDs

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A 19-year-old man and two 11-year-old juveniles have been arrested and charged with making and detonating IEDs (improvised explosive devices) in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland.

Deputy State Fire Marshals say that on the evening of November 8, Brandon W. Kitchen, 19, of Chesapeake Beach manufactured and detonated an IED in the presence of one of the 11-year-old juveniles.

Later that evening, the juvenile made and detonated a replica IED with another 11-year-old juvenile.

Kitchen was charged with Manufacture, Possession, and Use of a Destructive Device and two counts of Reckless Endangerment.

The two juveniles, also of Chesapeake Beach, were charged with Manufacture, Possession, and Use of a Destructive Device.

The penalty for the Manufacture, Possession, and Use of a Destructive Device is 25 years imprisonment and/or $250,000 in fines. Reckless Endangerment carries a penalty of five years and/or $5,000 in fines.

The two juveniles were released to the care and custody of their parents.

Kitchen was served with a warrant and is currently being held at the Calvert County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond, according to a statement from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

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