A Davie, Florida woman is recovering from a burn injury after reaching her hand inside a mailbox where police believe an acid bomb exploded.
Police responded to a residence around 9 a.m. and treated the woman for a minor injury.
The woman told police she heard a loud noise Tuesday night, but did not link the sound to the hanging mailbox door she found Wednesday morning.
Inside the mailbox, police found the shredded remains of mail and a plastic water bottle.
Bomb squad specialists responded to the scene to handle the mailbox’s contents. As of late Wednesday, they were still unidentifiable.
It is suspected that household items were combined to make an acid-based substance, which can cause enough pressure to make a bottle explode.
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