An improvised explosive device was detonated against the exterior wall of a building housing the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP on Tuesday, officials said.I'm guessing this story didn't get much pub because the perpetrator was so incompetent that he couldn't even set off the device properly and nobody actually died.
The explosion knocked items off the office walls but no one was injured.
Agents from the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives went to the scene after the blast to gather evidence and place markers.
The FBI said that a gasoline can was placed next to the device but the contents did not ignite.
According to the the FBI, officials are seeking a "potential person of interest," described as a balding white male, about 40 years old.
"He may be driving a 2000 or older model dirty, white pick-up truck with paneling, a dark colored bed liner, open tailgate, and a missing or covered license plate," the FBI said in a statement said.
The explosion was heard near the building on the 600 block of South El Paso Street on the southern end of the city just before 11 a.m. Those nearby reported hearing a "loud boom."
Still, a person rigged an IED to an office building in broad daylight! In America! Yesterday!
Let me repeat...
A person rigged an IED to an office building in broad daylight! In America! Yesterday!
This is domestic terrorism at its most blatant form. I'm hoping they catch this idiot terrorist before he suddenly grows brain cells and successfully pulls off a terrorist act.
Question: Did you even hear about this story? Why do you think it's not getting more traction? Is the media "all raced out" after #BlackLivesMatter?!?