The partygoers detonated around 80 pounds of explosives, Kingston police said in a statement. They used an explosive called Tannerite, a target used for firearms practice that also comes in a gender-reveal variety.
After Kingston police arrived Tuesday, they said, the partygoers admitted the explosion had been part of a gender reveal party and later told a detective that they’d chosen the quarry because they felt it was a “safe location” to detonate the explosives.
Another neighbor called the explosion “absolutely over the top, ridiculous.”
“I’m not upset because I have chalk or confetti blown in my way,” Sara Taglieri told CNN affiliate WBZ. “I mean, it was an explosion that rocked my house, my neighbors, my community and my town.”
The person who purchased — and detonated — the explosives turned himself in, according to Kingston police. Officials are still determining “what charges will be forthcoming.”
Based on the color powder released in the explosion, the partygoers will soon celebrate the birth of a boy.
Source: CNN – US News