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Bowie man pleads guilty in bottle bomb spree

Bowie man pleads guilty in bottle bomb spree

A Bowie man accused of setting off "bottle bombs" at Washington-area movie theaters on six days earlier this year has pleaded guilty to charges in one Prince George's County incident and is expected to resolve other charges within months. Manuel Joyner Bell Jr., 21, pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from a May 24 incident at the Magic Johnson Theaters in Largo. Authorities said after his arrest earlier this year that he confessed to setting off bottle bombs on six occasions at five different theaters, including the Cinemark Egyptian 24 at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover. The incidents, which took place from March through May, panicked moviegoers and led to...