‘Acid Bomb’ suspects arrested

Remember that “acid bomb” that exploded at the Bayshore Mall awhile back? They’ve arrested suspects. See below:

From EPD:

On 9/05/11, at about 1:43 PM, officials with the Eureka Fire Department (EFD) and Eureka Police Department (EPD) were dispatched to the Bayshore Mall (3300 Broadway) regarding an explosion in a hallway there. Upon arrival, they found remnants and scattered debris from an apparent “muriatic acid and aluminum foil bomb” packaged in a 2-liter plastic soda bottle.
EPD Criminal Investigation Services detectives reviewed video surveillance footage of the incident, which depicted four juvenile suspects who were involved in planting and detonating the homemade explosive device in a hallway. Detectives developed several leads and eventually identified the suspects: three males and a female ranging from 13 years old to 15 years old. According to the lead investigator, Senior Detective Ronald Harpham, evidence suggests three of the juveniles violated criminal conspiracy laws and a 13 year-old male suspect violated a law pertaining to possession of an explosive device in a public place. None of the juvenile suspects had prior criminal histories or negative contacts with local law enforcement. The investigation is now complete and the criminal case has been forwarded to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office.


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