Residents on East Watson Street told police that some men were throwing fireworks or other explosives at children playing nearby on April 5, according to an incident report. Police questioned two men about the complaint, and they said they were conducting a science experiment in the yard, the report states.
Officers recovered several pieces of charred aluminum foil and an exploded plastic bottle from the yard and some empty bottles of toilet cleaner from a nearby trash can. One of the men told police he had detonated two bottles, the report states.
Agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are examining the evidence to determine whether criminal charges are warranted, police said.