Two teenage boys have been accused of throwing a homemade "bottle bomb" at a 6-year-old girl at a Maryland playground.
Anne Arundel County police said the boys, ages 13 and 15, threw the plastic device at the girl at the playground at Sunset Elementary School in Pasadena at about 6:30 p.m. Monday.
The bottle bomb exploded but did not injure anyone, police said. Authorities said the teenagers had numerous household chemical products and plastic bottles with them when police arrived.
The teens, whose names were not released because they are being charged as juveniles, are facing charges of reckless endangerment, possession of a destructive device and other related offenses.
Police say the chemicals in such devices can harm the skin, eyes and respiratory system and the bottle bombs can cause injuries and property damage.
The school is located at 8572 Fort Smallwood Road.