Improvised Explosive Device The Cause Of An Early Morning Car Explosion

By Nina Settappa

October 3, 2012 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 2:14 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Fort Wayne police believe the explosion of a car early Wednesday morning is caused by an improvised explosive device.

The explosive device is similar to the ones seen in attacks on soldiers in Afghanistan. Police continue to work closely with the ATF and the FBI on the explosion that went off just after 1 a.m. in the Coliseum Park Apartment complex.

The IED caused damage and is equivalent to that of a half pound of TNT. Bomb technicians and Fort Wayne firefighters found the front windshield of the 1999 Buick on the roof of a two story building and the rear windshield on top of another nearby building.

The incident remains under investigation. No one was hurt.

Fort Wayne Fire and Police were called out to Coliseum Park Apartment Complex around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning after reports of a car on fire. The apartment is located across the street from the Memorial Coliseum.

The car in question was parked outside of building 3922 of the complex. Fire crews quickly put out the blaze. No one was hurt.

Little information is known about the incident. We will let you know as updates become available.

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