Dumpster Bomb Explodes At Manhattan Apartment Complex

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Officials say no one was injured when a homemade bomb went off at a Manhattan apartment complex.

On Monday, December 3, 2012 around 8:30 PM, an officer with the Riley County Police Department was on foot patrol on Anderson Avenue when he heard an explosion and saw smoke near a complex at 1844 Anderson.

The officer saw someone go into the apartments and then found a chemical bomb in the dumpster in the parking lot of the complex. A plastic soda bottle and other household chemicals were used to make the explosive device and then it was dropped into the dumpster, police said.

It did not cause any significant damage and no injuries were reported.

The incident is being investigated as Criminal Use of Explosives.

RCPD officials say a person of interest has been identified but an arrest has not yet been made and their identity has not been released.