Police: Fireworks to Blame For Explosion Reports in D.C.

WASHINGTON — D.C. police are blaming a backpack of fireworks for reports of an explosion.

Police say callers reported an explosion in an alley near 3rd and L streets northeast on Sunday evening. When officers arrived they found that someone had set off a backpack full of M-80s, which are illegal in the District.

No one was hurt in the incident and police say one man was arrested.

Follow WNEW on Twitter.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow and Like Us
Best Of CBS Washington

Listen Live