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    Thunderbolt, GA USA

    Default Homemade Chemical Explosives

    In the past 4 weeks there have been a number of instances where acid bombs have been set off in the Savannah area. Two people were injured at Savannah State and one person was injured at Daiquiri Island on Abercorn St. A patrol officer encountered at least three of these devices in the past several weeks.

    These devices are constructed of a plastic bottle, such as a water or soda bottle, a liquid chemical, and aluminum foil. When the chemical and aluminum foil are combined, the cap is placed on the bottle at which time pressure builds until the bottle explodes. The resulting explosion causes the chemical to spray in all directions. The chemical causes burns when it touches skin.

    Any person encountering this type device should stay clear of the area by at least 300 feet. Do not attempt to relieve the pressure on the bottle as it may explode without warning. Contact - 911 The Police and Bomb Disposal Unit will respond. You should call 911 even if the device has already exploded. If the device has exploded, the surrounding area should be considered contaminated.
    Lt. Sean M. Henry
    Thunderbolt Fire Department
    E-mail address: tfdhenry@yahoo.com

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    These are made with bathroom clearer like the “works” they give off a gas cloud as well. Bad thing is from the time they are mixed till time they go off is only a few minutes
    Training does not make perfect. Training makes permanent!

    IACOJ probie

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    Usaly it is kids involved in these devices. It is realy basic stuff that is learned in middle school in most parts, found on the internet very easily. Unfortunatly these same kids have no idea what the hell they are doing, and can cause some pretty nasty soft tissue damage. Fireguy and others it might not be the best idea to put the ingredients on here I know we are all supposed to be adults, but than again.

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