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Police Search for Bombing Suspect

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MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are now asking for the public’s help to find out who set off a bomb at the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.

Dozens of officers from multiple agencies are now on the case, and the Medford Police Chief says information from the public could help them track down a suspect.

The broken windows are being repaired, the D.A.’s office is back open now after the initial shock and response, and police are on the hunt for a suspect.  Medford Police Chief Tim George said that witnesses saw a car speeding away from the scene shortly after the bomb went off. It is described as a black or dark colored two-door convertible sports car with a long nose.

Police do not know if the driver is a suspect or a witness, but said they want to talk to that person. More than 30 officers from Medford Police, Oregon State Police, the FBI, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating the case. George said one thing that is still unclear is the motive behind the attack.

“Why that location, why that intended victim, why that day, why that time? There’s four ‘why’s’ right there that we have to answer, and that’s what we’re in the throes of right now,” explained Chief George.

Witnesses also reported seeing someone run away after the explosion, and police are looking into whether it is connected.