College Park fireworks go awry, cut short

WASHINGTON — – Fireworks went awry during a College Park display Friday night, with the show starting at 9 p.m. and ending early.

The University of Maryland Fire Marshal tells WTOP the display was called off after police and firefighters saw debris landing outside the safety zone.

UMD police received a couple of reports of incidents at the display, though it was unclear whether they were the specific reasons it was called off.

“A child experienced redness and irritation to their eye due to the falling debris,” Seargent Roseanne Hoaas told WTOP.

Hoaas also said some debris landed on a blanket, but was put out quickly. Several people tell WTOP they were not told why the show suddenly ended with no finale.

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