Police seek information on suspicious car in ‘soda bomb’ incident

Posted: Apr 07, 2011 8:53 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 07, 2011 8:53 AM EDT
By Myles Snyder

LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – Investigators of a “soda bomb” incident in Lebanon County said they are seeking information on a suspicious car.

North Cornwall Township police said a black Chevrolet Cobalt with a small rear spoiler was seen in the 100 block of Royal Road at around the time of the incident Tuesday evening.

Two or three teenagers between 15 and 18 years of age were in the car, police said.

Township police Chief Todd Hirsch said burn marks and remnants of the exploded soda bomb were found Wednesday morning in a mailbox. Investigators believe it was placed there at around 8:30 p.m. the night before.

Todd Hirsch said the soda bomb was a mixture of household cleaners and aluminum foil that had been placed in a plastic bottle, which eventually exploded due to gas pressure caused by the chemical reaction.

Police have advised residents to contact them immediately if they find suspicious bottles due to the risk of explosion.


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