Small Explosive Blows Out Windows, Door Of Brooklyn Apartment


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Someone set off an explosive device in front of a Brooklyn apartment Friday morning before riding off on a dirt bike and smashing car windshields as they fled.

The borough district attorney says reports of the blast on Madison Street in Stuyvesant Heights came in around 8 a.m. Friday. The FDNY received a call about smoke at the location about 15 minutes earlier.

District Attorney Eric González described the explosive to reporters as being commercial-grade, somewhat larger than a firecracker.

"There's video of the incident," González said. "We can see him light the explosive device, it blows out the windows, it damages an interior door, it blows in the door of an unrelated victim in the case."

Police say they have identified a person of interest as the individual who sped away on a dirt bike and damaged about 14 cars with a hammer as he rode down the block.

Detectives are still investigating, but they say the suspect has two children in common with a woman who lives on that street.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or arrests in connection to the incident.


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