Cumberland Times-News

Police Log

April 17, 2013

Boys charged for destructive device - 04/18

OAKLAND — Three teenage boys in Garrett County have been charged after confessing to constructing a destructive device that was located near the Southern Garrett Middle School tennis courts by a passerby Sunday, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old viewed the homemade device, which consisted of a tennis ball and matches, on the Internet. They attempted to detonate it without success.

Each boy was charged with manufacture, possession and distribution of a destructive device and was referred to the Department of Juvenile Services. They were released to the custody of their parents.

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