Possible Car Bomb Under Investigation in Springfield Twp.

Possible Car Bomb Under Investigation in Springfield Twp.lisa schmidt law

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 10, 2015)

At 8:15AM  today (01/10/14) Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 8200 block of Tindall Rd. in Springfield Township for a possible car bomb that had exploded in the driveway of a home. No one was in the vehicle.

Homeowners of the residence heard a loud explosion in their driveway. They discovered an Chevrolet S10 pickup truck, owned by a family member who was not home and had parked it in the driveway overnight, had been damaged. The homeowners did not see or hear anyone leaving or in the area.

The explosion did significant damage to the S10 truck. The explosion destroyed the interior of the vehicle sending debris 934_8600_Gen-Online_Bannersover the yard and the driveway. The windshield of the truck was blown over the home and into the backyard of the residence. The explosion also shattered a window in the home. No one inside the home was injured.

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Detectives from the Springfield Township Substation and the Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Unit responded. Once on scene they requested the Michigan State Police bomb squad and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to assist in the investigation. Evidence was collected for further forensic examination. A neighborhood canvas was conducted. A canvas of area hospitals was also conducted with negative results.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation, as is a motive. The investigation continues.sidebar012stairs

Any information or tips should be forwarded to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Unit at 248-858-4911.

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