- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) - Police say three bombs made with household cleaning products were found outside City Hall in the northeastern Wisconsin city of Neenah.

Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson tells Post-Crescent Media (https://post.cr/1MjXnzY ) the bombs were spotted on the sidewalk by a city employee Tuesday morning.

Wilkinson says such devices, also called “Works” bombs, are typically made with drain cleaner, aluminum foil and bottles. They explode when the foil and cleaner react, causing pressure to build.

An incident listing says one of the bombs failed on its own, and police and firefighters disarmed two. One bomb exploded while it was being disarmed, but no one was hurt.

Wilkinson says the bombs have a blast zone of roughly 20 to 30 feet, and buildings were not evacuated.


Information from: Post-Crescent Media, https://www.postcrescent.com

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