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Police: Bottle Bombs Found at Waiakea Intermediate

July 8, 2013, 3:19 PM HST
* Updated July 9, 10:12 AM
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Police have initiated a felony investigation after chemical bottle bombs were found this morning at Waiakea Intermediate School.

Police responding to a call shortly after 8 a.m. found that an employee at the school had found two bottles already exploded and a third ready to explode near Building Q.

The bottle that had not exploded was safely discharged, police said.

Police said the matter has been classified as a case of possession of prohibited weapons, which is a Class C felony.

Police have urged the public not to touch or shake any plastic bottle they find as bottle bombs often explode when shaken.

The crude explosives sometimes known as “Drano” bombs are typically made with 2-liter plastic soda bottles. They can cause serious chemical burns and other injuries when detonated.

Police ask that anyone with information on the incident call the police department at 935-3311.

Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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