15 Juveniles Charged in Explosive Device Incident

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-18
Date:  February 6, 2013

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department investigators charged 15 Herndon and Chantilly juveniles with the manufacture and use of fire bombs, Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The charges stem from an incident on December 14, 2012, at approximately 9:15 p.m., on a neighborhood playground in the 3200 block of Kinross Circle, Herndon.

The Fairfax County Police Department, including the bomb squad, also responded to the incident. Police rendered one of the unexploded devices, a plastic two-liter bottle filled with a chemical liquid, safe at the incident scene. The improvised explosive devices caused no injuries or property damage.

The juveniles were charged with Virginia Fire Code 18.2-85, manufacture, possession, use of fire bombs or explosive materials or devices.

For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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