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Police: Bottle bombs found in unfilled city pool

June 08. 2011 5:33PM

MANCHESTER - Police Tuesday night used a BB gun to 'neutralize' three of four bottle bombs found on the floor of the unfilled Hunt Pool, 285 Maple St.

Officers responded to the pool at about 8 p.m. to meet with Manchester Fire Hazmat, which had discovered the four bombs.

One of the two-liter plastic bottles had already exploded, but three were still intact. Firefighters said the bottles contained battery acid and a piece of tinfoil, a combination that results in a chemical reaction that causes pressure to build and the capped bottles to explode, spewing acid.

After the bottle bombs were neutralized, the fire department hazmat unit retrieved the bottles and cleaned up the spill and debris.

Police said a witness reported three black male teens threw the bottles into the pool.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Manchester Police at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040, or online at

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