VIDEO: Explosive device thrown into restaurant, suspect sought

- Philadelphia police say a teen threw a small explosive inside a restaurant in South Philadelphia earlier this month.

The incident occurred back on August 12 around 5:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Washington Avenue.

Surveillance video shows the suspect walking down the street while a group of young men gathered on the corner. As the suspect walked by the New Dragon City restaurant, police say he lit the explosive device and threw it inside of the restaurant.

The device exploded inside the store, and the suspects all ran East on Washington Avenue, and then turned north onto 5th Street.

Employees and owners at businesses on the 500 block of Washington Avenue in South Philly like Chris Anthony heard the blast and were startled.

"I feel bad for them. We come in here everyday. They know everyone around the neighborhood," he told FOX 29.

No one was injured in the blast, but there was some damage inside the restaurant. Police aren't sure if the device was a pair of powerful M-80 type firecracker or something bigger.

Anyone with information about the suspects or incident is asked to contact police. 

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