Durham County

July 25, 2014

Three teens who set off prank bomb on Durham bus have talked to police

Three teenagers whom Durham police identified from a videotape recorded on a bus where a prank "bomb" was set off Tuesday night have owned up to police detectives, but authorities have not decided whether to charge them, a police spokeswoman said Friday.

Three teenagers whom Durham police identified from a videotape recorded on a bus where a prank "bomb" was set off Tuesday night have owned up to police detectives, but there has been no decision on whether to charge them, a police spokeswoman said Friday.

The three males, who are over 16 and would be charged as adults, came forward to investigators after police said Thursday that they had identified them, spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

Police and the District Attorney’s Office have been conferring on whether to bring charges and what they would be.

No one was hurt when the so-called Drano bomb went off on a Bull City Connector bus downtown after the three got off.

The driver and a passenger were taken to a hospital to be checked, however, and firefighters were called to check the bus because that kind of bomb can spew hazardous chemicals.

The tiny explosion happened near the intersection of Main and Corcoran streets about 9:30 p.m.

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