Truck bombing rattles rural Springfield Twp.

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Springfield Township – — A suspected truck bombing Saturday that rattled a rural northwest Oakland County neighborhood and scattered glass and debris across a yard is under investigation by local, state and federal authorities.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office reported that at 8:15 a.m. deputies responded to a possible truck bomb explosion in a driveway in the 8200 block of Tindall. No one was in the vehicle, a Chevrolet S10 pickup truck, at the time and there were no injuries reported, Undersheriff Michael McCabe confirmed.

Residents said they heard a loud explosion in the driveway and the truck — parked there overnight by a family member who was not at the home at the time — had been damaged. The homeowners did not see or hear anyone leave the area, deputies said.

The Michigan State Police bomb squad and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives are assisting in the probe

The explosion destroyed the interior of the vehicle sending debris over the yard and the driveway. The windshield of the truck was blown over the home and into the backyard of the residence. The explosion also shattered a window in the home. No one inside the home was injured.

The Michigan State Police bomb squad and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives are assisting in the probe. Investigators collected evidence at the scene, interviewed area residents and checked area hospitals for possible related injuries.

Investigators said they had no motive in the blast but ask anyone with information to call (248) 858-4911.

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