Auburn police investigate early morning explosion

Police released this image of the truck that had its windows blown out after an explosion Monday morning.
Police said there was an explosion here, near an mechanic's shop in Auburn.
Police said there was an explosion here, near an mechanic’s shop in Auburn.

AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) – An explosion blew out the windows of a Chevy pickup early Tuesday morning, according to police.

Auburn Police Chief Martin McCoy said they received a call about the explosion before 6 a.m. The explosion went off in the cab of the truck as it sat in the parking lot of a mechanic’s shop in the 400 block of Ensley Avenue. The roof the truck was pushed up, the windows blown out and the windshield was blown eight feet away. The windows of a nearby building were also shattered by the explosion.

The owner of the pickup, who was working in the garage at the time of the blast, heard the explosion and heard the glass shattering. Several people living nearby also reported the sound of the explosion to police. No one was injured.

Officials believe the explosion was caused by a device that was placed inside the vehicle; the report from the Auburn police department did not elaborate on what kind of device that might have been.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Detective Phil Snover at (260) 920-3200 ext 1923 or Detective Stacy Sexton at (260) 920-3200 ext 1922

The Fort Wayne Police Department Bomb Squad was called out to help with the investigation. Indiana State Police Crime Scene, Indiana State Police EOD, Indiana State Police Fire Marshal, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad, and the ATF also assisted on the scene.

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