PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police are searching for a white pickup truck for explosions in two neighborhoods that shook houses and damaged a parked car.
An incendiary device was thrown from a moving vehicle in the Lawrenceville neighborhood shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, police said. Another explosion was reported in Hill district shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Residents felt their houses shake and a smell in the air, police said.
“The house was shaking, somehow inside the core. It was so loud. The whole neighborhood was shaking, “Catherine Shea of Lawrenceville told KDKA-TV.
A bomb squad with explosive sniffer dogs responded, but police said no evidence was found, police said.
Police released photos of a white pickup truck that was wanted in connection with the first explosion that damaged the parked car.
“The footage shows that the object was thrown out the window of a moving vehicle and not necessarily aimed at a person,” said Cmdr. Jason Lando told WTAE-TV. He declined to describe the device but said the bomb squad called it an improvised explosive device.
“It looks like it might be something that is homemade,” he said. “And I can tell you that we found nails on the street after that.”
No injuries were reported in either explosion.
Police are looking for the truck below in conjunction with an IED that dropped onto a parked car on the 3600 block of Penn Ave. just after 9 p.m. is thrown
They are also investigating reports of an explosion at the 200 block on Dinwiddie Street shortly after 10:30 p.m.
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