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Durham police release video of 3 teens who left homemade bomb on bus

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Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board. Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.
DURHAM, N.C. -

Durham police said Wednesday that three teens getting off a Bull City Connector bus left a drink bottle that exploded around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday.

Police originally thought the explosion was the result of a "Drano Bomb," which is a homemade chemical bomb. Damien Graham, director of communications and public affairs at Triangle Transit, said something in the water bottle had a reaction.

The bus driver and a passenger were taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out and were released. There was also no significant damage to the bus, police said.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Graham said the incident was "kids being kids" and they were taking the incident very seriously.

"With events that have been going on just in the last week, everyone's sensitivity is heightened to emergencies, to securities, to problems, to safety, to transportation," said Triangle Transit communications officer Brad Schulz. "So, I think this is not an incident that needs to be set aside or in any way be made light of."

In the 911 call, a caller says "the jug exploded" and had the bus driver coughing.

"When I heard about the explosion, it kind of saddened me because people are just so cruel," said bus rider Tremaine Toney. "The world is coming to such a bad thing. You know, you can’t even feel safe on a bus anymore."

Schulz said the teens were only on the bus for a short time. Schulz said the teens were in the very back seat and placed the bottle in the row in front of them under a seat.

"When you have video surveillance, you're able to see from a 360 degree view everything that happened," Schulz said. "Not only will that help us in this investigation as to what may have occurred, but it helps us in our training of our operators so they can be more aware and work with passengers on these vehicles."

The liquid burst from the bottle after the teens got off the bus shortly after getting on.

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Justin Quesinberry

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