Police: Two teens arrested after setting off acid bombs in Waterville plaza parking lot

Posted Dec. 26, 2013, at 2:03 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 26, 2013, at 6:31 p.m.

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WATERVILLE, Maine — Two teenage boys were arrested Monday after they apparently set off a pair of acid bombs in the Elm Plaza parking lot, police said.

The 13-year olds, whose names were not disclosed because they are juveniles, are facing a charge of criminal use of explosives, Waterville police Chief Joseph Massey said.

Massey said the boys both live near the Elm Plaza area. The explosions were minor and no shoppers were injured.

“It’s not a good thing to be doing and it’s a crime,” Massey said. “We were glad nobody was hurt, we were glad we were able to charge them.”

One suspect is being held at the Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston while the other was released to his parents.