Wichita police are seeking public assistance in identifying the people who set off a chemical bomb at an apartment complex Sunday afternoon.
The explosive device was detonated at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the stairwell of the apartment complex at 1030 N. Market, Lt. Doug Nolte said. Because the external stairwell was made of concrete and metal, no damage occurred.
A second chemical bomb did not detonate, Nolte said. The bomb squad rendered the second device safe, he said.
“These are very common devices that kids make,” Nolte said.
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Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.
Nolte called the devices “highly dangerous” and capable of hurting or maiming anyone close to it when it explodes.