ALEA Investigating Explosive Device Detonated Over the Weekend in Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY – On Monday, Feb. 26, at approximately 8:19 a.m., Special Agents with the
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) received
notification of a suspicious package near the intersection of Washington Avenue and South
Bainbridge Street in Montgomery. It was determined that the suspicious package was an
explosive device that was detonated in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 24.

No injuries or damage to nearby buildings have been reported. Anyone with information related
to the incident is asked to please contact SBI immediately at (334)-676-7890 or call the 24-hour
crime hotline at 855-75-CRIME.

Troopers assigned to ALEA’s Protective Services Division and Special Agents assigned to
ALEA’s Hazardous Device Unit (HDU), along with Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Officers from Montgomery Police Department,
responded to the scene and deemed the area safe.

Nothing further is available as the investigation remains ongoing.


Media Release/Sergeant Jeremy J. Burkett/Administrative Bureau Director/Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

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