Two men indicted for Magic Johnson Theater 'bottle bomb' incident in Largo

Scene of the Magic Johnson theater in Largo when the bottle bombing occurred. (WJLA photo)

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Two men accused of setting off a "bottle bomb" at a Maryland movie theater have been indicted by a grand jury.

Prince George's County prosecutors said Tuesday that 20-year-old Manuel Joyner-Bell and 23-year-old Michael Hollingsworth were indicted on charges including possession of a destructive device, assault, and reckless endangerment

Both were arrested after a May explosion at the Magic Johnson Theater in Largo.

Authorities say Joyner-Bell confessed to setting off six bottle bombs at five theaters in the Washington, D.C. area this spring.

Officials say sealed soda bottles combining acid and a base inside were detonated, panicking moviegoers and leading to evacuations but causing no serious injuries.

Authorities say Hollingsworth is believed to have been Joyner-Bell's accomplice in the incidents.

Both are being held without bond and also face charges in Virginia.