Homemade explosive goes off under police cruiser


An explosive device was set off under an unused police cruiser earlier this week, Delaware police say.

A police sergeant was leaving the police headquarters parking lot at 70 N. Union St. around noon Wednesday when he noticed items underneath an out-of-service police cruiser, police say.

Police determined someone had placed a small explosive device under the Ford Crown Victoria. The car was taken to the city garage and police report that the damage to the underside of the car was not significant.

No one was injured.

Police Capt. Adam Moore said the car had been parked near the Winter Street side of the parking lot and said the explosion must have occurred sometime in the last few days. Moore said the car had not been out on patrol Wednesday or Tuesday.

Moore said police are unsure if it was intended as a prank or a serious attack. Moore said the explosive was made out of household objects and chemicals.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident should call police at 740-203-1111.