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Another acid bomb incident reported in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — Another acid bomb incident was reported Wednesday evening, but authorities said it is not related to earlier attacks at two beach restaurants.

Clearwater Fire & Rescue sent crews to 1703 Harbor Drive at about 6 p.m.

Authorities said five children were in front of the residence where at least one small acid bomb exploded. An 11-year-old boy was arrested on a charge of making a destructive device. He was released to his mother, as were the other children.

Wednesday's incident, the third this week, came only hours after authorities released photos of three people suspected in acid bomb attacks on Monday.

The first was in a garbage can at the entrance to Frenchy's Rockaway Grill, 7 Rockaway St. Less than an hour later, a similar device exploded underneath the deck Palm Pavilion Restaurant, 10 Bay Esplanade Ave.

No one was injured.

Anyone with information about those incidents is asked to call Clearwater Police at (727) 562-4422, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477 or by texting TIP144 and a message to 274637.

Another acid bomb incident reported in Clearwater 02/17/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 8:23pm]
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