Warning: Acid Bombs

Plastic BottlesThe South San Francisco Police Department is warning the public about the so-called "acid bombs." These are plastic soda or water bottles with chemicals inside that could explode and cause serious injuries.

The devices are typically created around the Fourth of July, and have been found recently in Redwood City and surrounding areas. There have been no "acid bombs" reported in South San Francisco.

The bottles are designed to create a chemical reaction and explode. There are no specific ingredients in "acid bombs," but these devices are extremely dangerous and may detonate unexpectedly.

If you see any suspicious bottles or any other packages, please call the South San Francisco Police Department at (650) 877-8900. DO NOT handle the items yourself.