Teens arrested for allegedly making bombs

May 3, 2011 3:20:43 PM PDT
It is your typical quiet street in a quiet neighborhood, but on Friday night there was quite a buzz over what could have caused quite a bang.

Police say they seized these explosive materials and weapons from a car occupied by three teenagers.

The 15 and 16-year-olds were arrested and charged with manufacturing explosives.

Much of the evidence seized was fireworks that are illegal in Connecticut but not banned in other states.

The firearms were pellet guns and paintball rifles.

But, police did recover knives and the components used to make Molotov cocktails.

Police say they removed and detonated three homemade bombs that could have caused serious injury.

Police patrols and surveillance had been under stepped up in the Springdale neighborhood in Stamford after an earlier incident where a Molotov cocktail had been thrown against a wall.

The teens have not been charged with that incident, but it is under investigation.

The teens have been released on $10,000 bond and they will be charged as juveniles.

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