Possible explosive device removed from Holley home by Bomb Squad

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 March 2022 at 1:40 pm

HOLLEY – A possible explosive device was removed from a Holley home on Franklin Street on Friday, and taken to a safe location for detonation, Holley Police Chief Bob Barton said.

Holley officers were called to the scene at 3:30 p.m. on Friday to investigate a suspicious condition, Barton said.

“While at the location, a possible explosive hazard was observed,” he said. “The Monroe County Bomb Squad was notified and responded.”

The device was taken and detonated in a safe location.

Due to the age of individual involved the name won’t be released to the public, Barton said.

UPDATE: The mother of the child involved responded on the Orleans Hub Facebook page, apologizing for any panic that people felt. She said her child mixed hydrogen peroxide in a jar and added a little acetone from gel nail polish remover pads after seeing a video about making a homemade firework.

“She was brave enough to let the cops know what was going on, and she had absolutely no ill intention,” the mother said. “The cops came and investigated, and they had to deal with it as if it were a bomb. I am very thankful that they took all the precautions that they could take in this situation.”