Pittsburgh police searching for white pickup truck after explosions in city
Pittsburgh police are looking for a white pickup after two explosions were reported in the city on Sunday night.
The first explosion occurred shortly after 9 p.m. when an improvised explosive device (IED) was thrown from the moving vehicle onto a parked car on the 3600 block of Penn Avenue, police said. About 90 minutes later, police received reports of a second explosion about three miles away in the Hill District.
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No injuries were reported in the first explosion. The device detonated under the parked car and damaged the vehicle. The white pickup is being sought in connection with this explosion.
One witness described the explosion to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as “not much, just a boom”.
During the second reported explosion, residents told investigators they felt their homes shake and smell a smell in the air, police said.
The bomb squad responded with K-9 sniffing explosives, but police said no evidence has yet been found from this scene.
It was not immediately clear if the second reported explosion resulted in injury or damage. Police said investigators are still reviewing videos of the incident.
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The authorities asked anyone with information about any of these incidents to call Police Headquarters at (412) 323-7800.