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Suspects Identified in Westfield Bottle Bombs

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Dylan Malloy lives right near the Great River Bridge where the first bottle bomb exploded on Sunday. “Sounds like fireworks went off last night. A lot of cops showed up I don’t know where it came from, but it sounded real close,” he recalled.

It’s what prompted Westfield Police, State Police, and the Bomb Squad to comb the city just before 7:30 Sunday evening.

According to Westfield Police Captain Hippolito Nunez, when they arrived, that bomb had already gone off. A State Police robot detonated a separate bottle bomb under this railroad trestle near Elm and Orange Streets.

A witness told them the names of 4 juvenile suspects whose ages range from 12-14 years old.

Cops say this is the 3rd incident to happen in the last 2 weeks. The first was at a home on Allen ave. The second, at a home on St. Paul St. and neighbors aren’t too happy about it. “I’m very surprised that it would happen to a city like this here where they have wonderful police guidance here in the city of Westfield. Young kids will do delinquent things if they don’t have the right supervision. That’s the other thing too is where’s the parents?” Isidro Acosta asked.

“I just hope no one gets hurt and they catch the people who are doing it,” Malloy added.

Police are still investigating. So far, no arrests have been made.

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