JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say an explosion in Oregon rattled a police car, but the two officers inside escaped injury.
Capt. Spence Slater tells The Register-Guard (https://is.gd/O7Ovff ) the Junction City officers felt the concussion of an explosion Sunday night and initially thought they had been shot at.
Slater says detectives think the explosion was a pipe bomb, and don't know whether the officers were targeted or if the timing was a coincidence. It comes after a series of attacks on police nationwide.
At first, police thought the source of the explosion may have been from one of two nearby houses. A SWAT team and a military Humvee were among the officers and equipment dispatched, in case anyone responsible for the explosion was holed up.
Police concluded that no one in those houses was the culprit.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com