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Police: 3 teens arrested after tossing bomb into dumpster

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Three teens were arrested Sunday afternoon after police say they crafted a homemade bomb and exploded it in a dumpster.

According to Charleston police, 16-year-old James Thornley and two unnamed 16-year-olds were arrested after police responded to the Bamboo Drive home to reports of an explosion. 

Neighbors told police that there was an explosion and they saw three teens get into a Chevy pickup truck and drive away. 

Police said a neighbor complained of smoke coming from a dumpster in front of his home. When police looked inside the dumpster, they found a two-liter bottle and aluminum foil that appeared to have been blown up. 

Other neighbors said they knew who exploded the device and pointed police in the direction of the teens. 

Police say all three were taken into custody after admitting to exploding the bottle. 

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