Explosive detonated outside Alabama attorney general's office on Saturday

No one was hurt in the Saturday morning incident.

February 26, 2024, 8:41 PM

An investigation is underway after an explosive device was detonated outside the office of the Alabama attorney general this weekend, officials said.

No one was hurt in the Saturday morning incident in Montgomery, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a statement on Monday.

"The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will be leading the investigation, and we are urging anyone with information to contact them immediately," Marshall said.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation was notified of the suspicious package at 8:19 a.m. local time Monday. It was determined that the suspicious package was an explosive device that was detonated in the early morning hours on Saturday, according to the ALEA.

While a motive has not been released, the incident came one day after Marshall said he won’t prosecute in vitro fertilization providers or families in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that embryos should be considered children.

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