HARTFORD — Police are investigating after a teen was injured by a small explosive Sunday afternoon.
Police orignally issued a statement saying, “The Hartford police department is currently investigating an incident where a juvenile was seriously injured while making and/or manipulating a homemade explosive device on Gray St. At this time, it appears as though the 16 yr old juvenile has lost two fingers. The device was no larger than a golf ball, and appears to have been created with common household products. The Hartford police bomb squad has been called in to assist in the investigation. ”
Later officials said it seems the teen did not know what he was handling, and appears as though he was not involved in the creation of the device.
The investigation is ongoing. Further information will be provided once it becomes available.
No other details were available.