Mysterious bottles tossed into Blue Rocks’ stadium

 Wilmington Police investigate on the field at Frawley Stadium. (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

Wilmington Police investigate on the field at Frawley Stadium. (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

Wilmington Police are trying to figure out who lobbed several plastic bottles filled with unknown chemicals onto the field at Wilmington’s Frawley Stadium.

Police were called to the stadium after receiving reports of several explosions at the home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team.

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal team’s initial investigation determined that someone threw multiple plastic bottles onto the field. Police said those bottles then depressurized, releasing an unknown chemical onto the field.

The bottles landed near the foul line in right field.

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Blue Rocks General Manager Chris Kemple said the bottles and whatever was inside did not cause any damage to the field. From his conversations with police investigators, the Blue Rocks are not too concerned about the incident.

“It sounds like it’s just pranksters and an isolated incident,” Kemple said. 

While investigating the bottles, police discovered a bag in the stadium’s north parking lot containing what they’re calling “suspicious items.”

After the EOD unit closed the parking lot, the bag was found to contain items related to the pressurized plastic bottles that were thrown on the field.

The evidence has been turned over to the Fire Marshal’s Office.

The Blue Rocks are currently on the road in the middle of a road trip in North Carolina. The team won’t return to play at Frawley Stadium until next Tuesday, June 3.

Kemple said if the team were playing at home today they would have likely added extra security as a precaution. 

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