- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Burlington police say a young man has suffered injuries to his hand after a pipe bomb he was holding exploded.

Police tell the Burlington Free Press (https://bfpne.ws/1PJnmqD) the young man and two other adolescents were in a car headed to the beach Wednesday when the pipe bomb detonated. The driver pulled into a shopping center and police were called.

The victim, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police Chief Brandon del Pozo says his injuries were not life-threatening but at least one of his fingers was blown off.

Police are investigating why the three had a pipe bomb.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com



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