BOSTON — Two Massachusetts teenagers have been accused of placing a homemade explosive device along MBTA’s Fitchburg Line, temporarily suspending service on Wednesday.
According to MBTA Police, the Concord, Mass., Fire Department responded to a small brush fire along the Fitchburg Line on March 7. In the process of putting the blaze out they discovered an “incendiary” device on the main line. MBTA Transit Police’s Explosive Detection Unit responded to the scene and disabled the device. The homemade bomb was made up of a plastic bottle with two chemical liquids that when combined can heat up and cause a flash fire.
The two teens, ages 14 and 15, have been charged with possession of incendiary devices and interfering with public transportation.
“Based on what we know, at no time was the safety of our passengers, residents of Concord or the buildings-residences in harm’s way,” officials said of the incident.