CALEXICO — Three youths here were arrested Thursday night for allegedly manufacturing "acid bombs" and detonating the devices, Calexico police said this morning.
The boys, ages 13, 14 and 15, were booked into the county juvenile hall, where they remained this morning.
The case unfolded shortly before 10 p.m. when police were called to the 200 block of Encinas Avenue after a report that youths were detonating explosive devices near an apartment complex.
Calexico fire Capt. Ernesto Avila said when police arrived they found two 2-liter bottles and a 1-liter bottle containing a mixture of liquids that can be explosive.
Calexico fire crews and a county bomb squad were summoned to deal with the devices. Another 10 bottles that had been detonated were reportedly found in the trash near the apartment complex.