A teenager has been arrested on a charge of attempted murder after throwing a lit aerial firework into a crowd of people in east Bakersfield, police said. 

The teen, whose name sheriff's officials said will not be released due to the person's age, was booked into Juvenile Hall on Thursday. 

At about 1 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to the area of Virginia and Flower streets to a report of an explosion causing injuries and damage, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office. 

One person suffered minor injuries due to the explosion, sheriff's officials said, and the bomb squad was called in to investigate. It was determined a teen intentionally threw a lit firework into a crowd of people. The firework detonated under a vehicle, damaging it. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 861-3110. 

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Attempted Murder?! That is outrageous. It was wrong on many levels but attempted Murder it was not!

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