A shattered window and broken glass are what's left from a late-night explosion at a Concord Avenue Home in Newport.
"I got woken up at 10:30 to this loud noise, it sounded like a gunshot," said Kelley Brousseau, a neighbor.
Newport Police say that loud noise came from two soda bottle bombs that went off outside the property.
Brousseau and her little girl live directly across the street and spent the morning cleaning up glass.
"That's kind of scary especially being right next to my house," Brousseau said. "You know, I have a young daughter, so that is kind of scary."
The devices combine a number of common household chemicals that when mixed correctly can cause a dangerous and potentially deadly reaction.
"The chemicals inside could do you harm if they were going to land on your skin and depending on what's inside the bottles themselves, that's why they're called improvised explosive devices," Newport Police Sgt. Nicholas Rivers said.
Investigators say they found a number of additional bottle bombs at the property. The State Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene and determined they were safe.
"If you see something suspicious, back away and call your local police department. Officers will respond and assess the situation on a case by case basis," Rivers said.
Police say they have a number of leads in the case and are looking for two slender white men in their early 20s, with military-style brown hair.
"I can't even feel safe in my own home, that's pretty sad," Brousseau said.
Police would not say why the home may have been targeted.
Neighbors say there has not been a history of trouble in the neighborhood. We tried to reach out to the homeowners but were unsuccessful.
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