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Two held, one sought in explosions of bottle bombs

Two held, one sought in explosions of bottle bombs

Two juveniles face felony charges and a third was being sought for questioning after exploded and un
Two held, one sought in explosions of bottle bombs
Homemade explosives were found at 255 Division St., in Amsterdam on Sunday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson

Two juveniles face felony charges and a third was being sought for questioning after exploded and undetonated homemade bottle bombs were discovered Sunday at two locations in the city.

At 5:10 p.m. Amsterdam police received a call reporting “popping noises” and youths congregating at a vacant house at 255 Division St. City police and fire personnel discovered seven exploded bottles and five that had yet to detonate. Six unexploded devices were found behind an old factory on Yeoman Street.

The state police bomb squad was called in to neutralize the bottle bombs.

After an investigation, two 14-year-old boys were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree placing a false bomb or hazardous substance, felonies, and second-degree reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor. They were due in court Monday.

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