Explosive Device Found Outside St. Joseph Home

The St. Joseph Police Department responded to call of an explosion and bright flash of light outside a home early Sunday morning.

Posted: Mar 18, 2018 10:18 AM
Updated: Mar 19, 2018 10:29 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Police Department responded to call of an explosion and bright flash of light outside a home on the 1600 block of Olive Street early Sunday morning.

Police said the incident happened just before 2 a.m. after the caller went outside to investigate the source of the explosion. The caller then reported seeing an explosive device on their front porch. 

When authorities arrived, they found an improvised explosive device outside one resident's home. 

Another device was found a short distance away from the same home. Police said the second explosive found further from the resident had exploded. However, the device located on the porch was rendered safe.

Sgt. Steve McClintick, SJPD, said he believes the devices were placed at the residence intentionally. 

Authorities evacuated the house and the neighboring house as a precaution while they investigated the scene. 

Everyone was let back into their homes just before 4 o'clock in the morning.

Sgt. McClintick said they have no suspects at this time.

No injuries were reported, and no property was damaged. The incident is still under investigation. 

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