Police in Colorado Springs are investigating after a loud boom was heard outside a building holding a hair salon and the local NAACP chapter. Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies were involved in a manhunt for a suspect who may have targeted the NAACP. An improvised explosive device went off at approximately 10:45 a.m. according to Amy Sanders, FBI Denver representative. The explosion happened at 603 El Paso St., according to a Colorado Spring Police spokesperson, Catherine Buckley. A gasoline can was placed next to the explosive device, however, the contents of the can did not ignite upon explosion, Buckley said. People in a nearby business heard a boom and went outside. There they saw a charred area on the ground. The investigation is centered around a building that houses several businesses, including a hair salon and the local chapter of the NAACP. “The NAACP looks forward to a full and thorough investigation into this matter by federal agents and local law enforcement,” the organization said in a statement made on Tuesday. The FBI will decide if this was a hate crime. There were no deaths or injuries resulting from the explosion, and only minimal surface charring to the exterior wall of the building, according to FBI Denver. Police are looking for a white man around 40-years-old who was driving an older model dirty white pickup truck with wood side paneling.
Twitter and Facebook have exploded with comments calling out the national mainstream media for “ignoring” this story. Is their outrage warranted or is more info needed before it becomes “newsworthy”?