Officials: Two of three suspects in Durham bus prank surrender to authorities
Posted July 24, 2014
Durham, N.C. — Two teenagers who police say placed a bottle that exploded on a Bull City Connector bus Tuesday turned themselves in, and investigators may have caught up with the third suspect, Durham city officials confirmed Thursday.
Durham police said they identified the three suspects but did not release their names. Investigators are consulting with the Durham County District Attorney’s Office to determine charges. No arrests were announced Thursday evening.
Surveillance video captured the teenagers laughing as they placed something on the floor of the bus, said Sean Smith, general manager of the Durham Area Transit Authority. The contraption “popped” seconds after the teenagers exited the bus, Smith said.
"It made a loud noise. The driver pulled over, then you see liquid going on the floor,” Smith said.
The contraption was a chemical “bomb” spilling foam that caused little damage to the bus, Smith said.
No one was seriously hurt. The bus driver and a passenger were taken to a hospital as a precaution.