MEDFORD, Ore. — A homemade bomb is found in a West Medford alley. Officers say it was just luck the lit fuse on the device went out by itself.
Oregon State Police and Medford Police responded Friday afternoon on West 12th street. Police say whoever made that bomb wanted to cause harm. It was placed in the middle of the alley where a car or passerby could have ran into it.
“The fences that surrounded the alley, would not have stopped the shrapnel. It may have slowed it down but it wouldn’t have stopped it. Anybody that would have happened to have been walking by or driving by could have been very injured,” said Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau.
The OSP bomb squad plans to further examine the device and check for possible fingerprints.