PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are warning adults and children not to use illegal homemade fireworks and explosive devices following another accident. New video shows the moments after an illegal explosive device exploded in a 12-year-old boy’s hands on Monday.
It happened outside Houseman Recreation Center in Northeast Philadelphia.
Police say the boy lost at least one finger during the explosion.
Investigators say he thought the device was not lit when he picked it up off the ground.