The Washington Post
Maryland fire marshals are investigating a soda-bottle bomb that
destroyed a Charles County mailbox late Sunday.
Authorities said the chemical bomb was contained in a two-liter soda
bottle and apparently detonated about 10:30 p.m. in the 5300 block of Doris
Drive in Waldorf. Neighbors heard the blast but did not realize its effects
until yesterday morning, said Deputy State Fire Marshal W. Faron Taylor.
Taylor said investigators do not think the incident was connected to
string of mailbox bombings in the Midwest.