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Police: Pair placed ‘sparkler bombs’ in 3 Rhode Island towns

December 21, 2018

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say two men have been charged in connection with “sparkler bombs” planted in three towns.

Forty-three-year-old William Duckworth and 26-year-old Nathan Andrade were arrested Wednesday and charged with placing explosive devices and conspiracy.

Police opened an investigation after residents in Bristol, Barrington and Warren told authorities they heard explosions.

Police say detonated sparkers that had been wrapped in electrical tape were found in each of the towns, and the devices were traced back to Duckworth and Andrade.

Duckworth and Andrade have been released on bail.

A message seeking comment was left at Duckworth’s home. Andrade could not immediately be reached.

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