The Herald Bulletin

November 13, 2013

Blast rocks S. Ore. DA's office; no injuries


Associated Press

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford, Ore.'s police chief says more federal agents are arriving to help investigate the detonation of an explosive device that damaged the Jackson County prosecutor's office.

Police Chief Tim George also said Wednesday he considers the early-morning explosion an act of domestic terrorism, but the FBI said it was too early to call it that.

No one was hurt in the blast that shattered windows and damaged the exterior of the brick building.

Police said the device included a propane tank that was found burning in front of the building after the explosion was reported about 4:30 a.m.

Officials said the tank didn't fully detonate, but if it had, it could have brought the building down.

George said about 25 more federal agents were en route to help investigate.