MEDFORD, Ore. — A bomb went off outside the District Attorney’s office on 10th Street near the Jackson County Courthouse on Wednesday morning. Multiple local and federal agencies are investigating.
A loud explosion woke up people around 4:30 a.m. No one was injured in the explosion.
Hours after the incident, pieces of that bomb are still sitting in front of the main door. Investigators have marked off each of those fragments that exploded.
The device was on or near a propane tank, but that device only partially detonated. If that tank successfully exploded with it, the damage could have been much worse.
The Medford Police Chief says detectives are still figuring out if there was a reason for the time of the explosion and the place, but the district attorney’s office has not received any threats that would lead them to believe an explosion would happen today.
“You know, the district attorney’s office gets threats we upset people, we get people angry. There’s nothing in particular that stands out that could have alerted us that something like this could happen,” said Jackson County District Attorney Beth Heckert.
The District Attorney’s Office remained closed today and the courthouse was closed until 1 p.m.