Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Acid Bombs"

In the last couple of months, APD has responded on several incidents of homemade acid bombs that have been left near parking structures or businesses in West Arcadia. Acid bombs can be very dangerous and are made with readily available, household products. Most commonly used are plastic soda bottles or other large drink bottles. Names for this type of bomb range from "bottle bombs" to "dry ice bombs". There have been no injuries as a result of these incidents in Arcadia, however, should one of these devices explode when someone is near, injuries could be serious. If you encounter what appears to be a soda or drink bottle in an unusual place, that appears sealed and filled with something other than what is normal, stay back and call your local police. Any one with information on these cases is asked to call APD Detectives at (626)574-5160.

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