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Anne Arundel County bottle bombs: Teens throw explosive device at 6-year-old

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Two young Pasadena teenagers have been charged with reckless endangerment and possession of a destructive device after police say they threw a crude "bottle bomb" at a 6-year-old girl at an elementary school on Monday night.

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The incident is the latest in a string of incidents involving the explosive devices over the past two years, which authorities say includes 34 bottle bomb attacks in 2011 and 2012.

At about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, police say that the two suspects - aged 13 and 15 - threw a plastic bottle bomb at the girl on the campus of Sunset Elementary School, which is located in the 8500 block of Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena. The device exploded, Anne Arundel County Police say, but the girl was not injured.

The boys were quickly arrested and charged as juveniles on multiple felony counts.

Police say that at least one incident involving a bottle bomb over the past two years have caused serious injuries to a victim, and that the ingredients and directions to create the device can be easily found online. Police encourage anyone who comes across such a device to call 911 immediately.

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