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FBI Investigates NAACP Colorado Explosion

The FBI is currently investigating an explosion that occurred outside of the NAACP’s Colorado Branch on Tuesday.

The explosive failed to ignite a gasoline can placed inside of it,  but the impact shook Colorado Springs residents when it detonated, sending a loud boom through the southern part of the city in addition to knocking items off the wall inside the NAACP local branch.

Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident. “We remain vigilant,” Cornell Brooks, the national president of the NAACP told the Denver Post.

Police officers announced that they are seeking potential person of interest described as being a balding man, about 40 years old, who was spotted leaving the scene in a white pickup truck.

An investigation is in progress, and as of now, it is unclear if the NAACP or a nearby business was the intended target, reports the Denver Post.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the FBI tip line at 303-435-7787.