Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Cops seek teen who put explosive in Francisville restaurant

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Investigators are looking for a teenager who detonated an explosive in a Chinese take-out restaurant in Philadelphia's Francisville section.

Police said the teen ran into the Oriental Kitchen, located on the 900 block of North 18th Street, at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday.

The suspect put an explosive device in a small panel on a wall, then fled.

The device detonated, damaging the restaurant. 

No one was hurt.

Police described the suspect as black, about 14 years old, and wearing a blue shirt and black jeans. Investigators released surveillance video from the incident this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-8477 (TIPS). Tipsters can also send a text message to 773847 (PPDTIP).


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443 or BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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