Car Explodes From Improvised Explosive Device In Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG, Va. (CBSDC) – Police are investigating an explosion that damaged a passenger vehicle in Blacksburg.

Blacksburg police say an improvised explosive device exploded near several parked vehicles at about 2:50 a.m in the 400 block of Harrell Street.

Local, state and federal authorities are investigating the explosion.

Police say the explosive device was a pipe bomb that was targeted for an SUV.

No suspects have been identified and authorities investigating the explosion have not yet found a motive.

No one was injured in the explosion.

A representative with the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unit on the scene says the explosion was not related to targeting the campus of Virginia Tech.


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