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12/31/2013 2:39:00 PM
Suspicous Bottle 'Bombs' Found in Northwest Evanston

Bottles containing a mixture of an ammonia-like liquid and tin foil were found in the 2700 and 2800 blocks of Lincoln Street on Dec. 26 and 27, said Jay Parrott of the Evanston Police Department.  Both devices were defused by personnel from Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services, said the Commander.

These types of items, sometimes called a Draino bomb, cat bomb or McGiver bomb, can cause second-and third-degree burns and serious eye damage if they are handled and explode.

Area residents are asked to call police if they observe or locate any similar bottles or any that are unfamiliar to the resident. Residents should not handle the bottle in any way. This type of device becomes harmful if agitated by movement; they cannot be activated remotely, said Commander Parrott.

The police department is asking that anyone with information about these incidents to please call the detective bureau at 847-866-5040 or utilize Text-a-Tip by texting to CRIMES (274637) and then EPD TIP in the message body along with the information. 







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