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Person throws a number of fire crackers out of car window in Utica

Utica police say they had reports of loud noises and believe they were fireworks being thrown out of a moving vehicle.

Posted: Apr 26, 2020 10:31 AM
Updated: Apr 26, 2020 6:24 PM

If you heard some unusual loud noises in Utica last night, you are not alone.

Utica Police said a person was throwing M80 firecrackers out their vehicle window throughout the City of Utica.

According to reports, the booms were heard between the hours of 10:30 and 12:30. Some reports stating multiple explosions simultaneously.

Utica Police said the person was driving a gray SUV and throwing the explosives out the window.

Many living in the areas were awakened to loud booms. NEWSChannel 2 spoke to a few Utica residents that stated they were wondering what was going on.

"It got closer and it sounded like maybe it was the North Utica area out of that way. And then I got closer and closer to West Utica where I am and the last one was around midnight or just after midnight because my dog jumped up and he was shaking it was crazy," said Magdalena Caracas.

According to a 2018 study done by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, around 1,000 people were sent to the emergency room with firecracker related injuries.

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