RIVERDALE -- Clayton Co. Police say a 16-year-old teen set off a homemade bomb at his Riverdale home Wednesday night.
The teen was arrested and charged with Possession/Manufacture of a Destructive Device, Reckless Conduct and Explosive Materials. He was released to his parents.
According to Clayton County Police, the teen detonated a homemade explosive, which made out of common household chemicals.
It happened on the 800 block of Cedar Bend Ct. just before 10 p.m. It was the teen's mother who called the police after she noticed smoke and fire.
As a precaution, residents who live nearby were evacuated. Bomb sniffing dogs were also brought in.
No one was hurt.