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Man faces charges in bomb incident

October 06, 2005

HANCOCK - A 19-year-old Hancock man whom the Maryland State Fire Marshal said helped three teens construct a "soda bottle bomb" was charged Wednesday with manufacturing a destructive device, according to officials.

Shannon Dwayne Marshall, 19, was charged with three counts of contributing to the condition of a child and three counts of reckless endangerment, the fire marshal said. If convicted on all charges, Marshall could face 74 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

The fire marshal said Marshall helped three teens make seven exploding chemical devices Oct. 2. A Hancock Police Department officer responding to a fireworks complaint was injured when one of the devices exploded near him and he inhaled the fumes, the fire marshal said.

Marshall was released late Wednesday from the Washington County Detention Center on $40,000 bond, according to the fire marshal.

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