FBI Seeks White Person of Interest over Explosion Near Colorado NAACP Building

From ABC7 News Denver:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The FBI is trying to identity a person of interest in the explosion of a device outside a building housing the NAACP’s Colorado Springs chapter and a hair salon on Tuesday morning.

FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders said the improvised device exploded about 10:45 a.m. against the exterior wall of a building located at 603 South El Paso Blvd. A gasoline can had been placed next to the device, however, the explosion did not ignite the gas can.

The building, which is located just southeast of downtown, is occupied by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Mr. G’s Hair Design Studios.

No one was injured by the explosion, which only minimally charred the surface of the exterior wall, Sanders said.

The FBI asked the public to help identify a potential person of interest in the investigation. The individual was described as a white man who is about 40 years old and balding. He may be driving a 2000 or older model dirty, white pickup truck with paneling, a dark-colored bed liner, open tailgate, and a missing or covered license plate.

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