Saturday, January 10, 2015

Explosion At NAACP Building

The FBI is looking for a man in connection with an explosion outside the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP. According to FBI officials, a device was detonated against the wall of the building. A gas can had been placed next to the device but was not ignited by the explosion, officials said in a news release. The explosion charred the exterior wall of the building, but no one was injured and no other damage was reported.

The FBI said it is looking for a person of interest, described as a balding white man in his 40s who may be driving a dirty, 2000 or older model white pickup truck with paneling, an open tailgate and a missing or covered license plate. Some neighbors came out and said they saw a Caucasian gentleman get into a white truck.

Two volunteers in the NAACP office around 
10:45 a.m. heard a loud “boom” that was strong enough to knock items off the walls, said Henry Allen Jr., president of the chapter. He was not there at the time but said the volunteers looked outside to see what had happened and saw what they described as a gas can rigged with some kind of incendiary device.

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