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Published: Sunday, 11/6/2005

Homemade bottle bombs found in Perrysburg park

Evidence of two homemade bottle bombs was discovered yesterday in the parking lot of Perrysburg s Bicentennial Park.

One blew up on the pavement, apparently either Friday night or yesterday morning.

The other was blown apart by a shotgun blast fired into it by Perrysburg police.

The two devices were discovered about 10:15 a.m. by a Perrysburg police officer on routine patrol.

Firefighters sprayed the live bomb over to the grass with a fire hose so they could destroy it on a soft surface and avoid having shotgun pellets ricochet. Police officers then blew it up with a shotgun, Police Sgt. J.D. Justus said.

The sergeant said he believes the bombs were made by one or more youths.

He said people should take caution when they see a two-liter bottle that has appeared to have expanded well beyond its normal size.

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