- The Washington Times - Monday, October 27, 2014

At least six makeshift soda bottle bombs exploded over the weekend in different places around Wentzville, Missouri, just 40 minutes outside St. Louis, injuring a man.

The Wentzville Police Department — located about 35 miles west of where Ferguson Police continue to battle unrest for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown — has put out an alert warning residents about liquid bombs being placed around the community, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Wentzville Police Maj. Paul West said the homemade bombs containing Drano and tin foil exploded between 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday in various spots, including the Bear creek subdivision and in front of the police department, the newspaper reported.

The mixture of Drano and tin foil creates gas that builds up and explodes with enough force to sever fingers and deliver severe chemical burns, according to the police alert, the Post-Dispatch reported.

Maj. West said one of the bombs exploded in a man’s hands after he picked it up. He was treated at a local hospital and released.


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