• Three suspects arrested for throwing bottle bombs on Bridgewater lawn


    BRIDGEWATER (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Police in Bridgewater arrested two men and one woman on Tuesday reportedly responsible for throwing homemade explosives devices on a family's front lawn.

    Ryan P. Whealan, 22, of Bridgewater, Daniel J. Linehan, 23, of Taunton, and Erin O'Leary, 23, of Bridgewater, are facing several charges, including criminal harassment, possession of an incendiary device, and disturbing the peace, for an incident that destroyed a Bridgewater family's yard.

    Police responded to 7 Grange Court around 4 a.m. on Sunday. When they arrived, they discovered six soda bottles filled a combination of chlorine and rubbing alcohol.

    No one was hurt, but the five of the six bombs had exploded and left burned patches of grass and charred sections of sidewalk.

    Fire Capt. Raymond Wilcox said a bottle bomb that goes off when being held can take off a human hand.

    All three will be arraigned at Brockton District Court on Wednesday morning.

    The investigation is ongoing.

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