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Two men indicted for Magic Johnson Theater 'bottle bomb' incident in Largo

Scene of the Magic Johnson theater in Largo when the bottle bombing occurred. (WJLA photo)
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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Two men accused of setting off a "bottle bomb" at a Maryland movie theater have been indicted by a grand jury.

Michael Sean Hollingsworth (Photo: PGFD/Facebook)
Manuel Joyner-Bell (Photo: PGFD)

Prince George's County prosecutors said Tuesday that 20-year-old Manuel Joyner-Bell and 23-year-old Michael Hollingsworth were indicted on charges including possession of a destructive device, assault, and reckless endangerment

Both were arrested after a May explosion at the Magic Johnson Theater in Largo.

Authorities say Joyner-Bell confessed to setting off six bottle bombs at five theaters in the Washington, D.C. area this spring.

Officials say sealed soda bottles combining acid and a base inside were detonated, panicking moviegoers and leading to evacuations but causing no serious injuries.

Authorities say Hollingsworth is believed to have been Joyner-Bell's accomplice in the incidents.

Both are being held without bond and also face charges in Virginia.

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