Possible pipe bomb heavily damages car outside Blackstone home

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BLACKSTONE, Mass. - An investigation is underway in Blackstone after a possible pipe bomb exploded and heavily damaged a vehicle outside a home Thursday evening.

Few details have been released, but police said they were called to a home on Lakeshore Drive around 6:15 p.m. to investigate reports of vandalism to a vehicle.

When they arrived at the home, police were met by the homeowner who reported hearing a loud bang that shook his home and noticed extensive damage to his vehicle.

The officer requested a supervisor to the scene, and the preliminary investigation determined that the vehicle was damaged by an explosive device, possibly a pipe bomb.

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Police said it appeared as though the victim was targeted, and there is no evidence to suggest it was a random act.

Blackstone police said they were being assisted by Bellingham police, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, police, and Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


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