Five teenagers from northern Iowa are facing charges after setting off a homemade bomb. The Hampton Police Department says they received a report back on May 4th about a plastic bottle exploding near some children on a city street after it was allegedly tossed from a car.
One child was treated for injuries as a result of the explosion. Police say two 16-year-olds and three 17-year-olds, whose names were not released, will be charged with reckless use of fire or explosives. The teen who threw the bomb will be charged with aggravated assault.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City