Washington, D.C., authorities reported in a news release that three separate local businesses had been hit with explosive devices and a Molotov cocktail. According to the report, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) noted that the attacks all occurred within a 15-minute period in the Northeast part of the city.
The suspect detonated the explosive devices which were located outside the ATM of a Truist Bank, at around 4:30 a.m. Six minutes later another explosive device that was in front of the door was also detonated. Finally, using a Molotov cocktail-style device the suspect also hit the Safeway store. All three locations suffered damages as a result of the attack.
The suspect had fled all three scenes using a vehicle that has been described to have been a gold/champagne Acura TL with a Maryland license plate.
In the news release the police pointed out that in all cases commercial establishments were targeted. They added that it does not appear that the suspect was trying to target any members of the public as the locations had been closed at the time of the attacks. According to the report, there were also no injuries following the explosions.
The MPD and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division are looking for information about the suspect. They are currently offering $20,000 to anyone who has information that can be used for the arrest and conviction of those who are responsible for the offenses and attacks.