BOTTLE BOMB THROWN AT CONWAY LIBRARY

by Christian Mower on November 30, 2012

THE CONWAY FIRE CHIEF SAYS SOMEONE THREW A BOTTLE BOMB AT THE CONWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

STEVE SOLOMON AND A CONWAY POLICE OFFICER RESPONDED TO THE LIBRARY AT 15 EAST MAIN ST. SHORTLY BEFORE 2:30 P.M. AFTER INTERIM LIBRARY DIRECTOR BETTY PARKER REPORTED SOMEONE HAD THROWN A BALL OF TIN FOIL THAT HAD EXPLODED.

SOLOMON SAYS THE BOMB DETONATED ON THE LIBRARY’S RAILING NEAR THE MAIN ENTRANCE.

FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTED THE DEBRIS AND HOSED DOWN THE RAILING AND GRANITE TO REMOVE ANY ACID.

THE CHIEF SAYS THESE BOTTLE BOMBS ARE ALL TOO COMMON AND HIS DEPARTMENT DEALS WITH THEM FREQUENTLY.

HE SAYS IT’S DANGEROUS AND ILLEGAL TO BUILD, HAVE OR DETONATE SUCH A DEVICE – THEY CONTAIN A LOT OF ENERGY AND COULD HAVE SERIOUSLY INJURED SOMEONE STANDING TOO CLOSE.

SOLOMON SAYS THE MOST COMMON THREAT FROM THE BOMBS IS THE SHRAPNEL THEY CREATE AND THEIR ACID.

ON RARE OCCASIONS, THE BOMBS CAN START A FIRE.

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