Investigation Launched After Explosive Device Detonated Outside Of Republican Attorney General’s Office
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: Attorney General of Alabama Steve Marshall speaks to members of the press after the oral argument of the Merrill v. Milligan case at the U.S. Supreme Court on October 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court heard oral argument of the case that challenge whether the new congressional map of Alabama violates the Voting Rights Act.
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An investigation has been launched after an explosive device was set off early Saturday morning outside the office of Alabama Republican Attorney General Steve Marshall.

In a statement on Monday, Marshall said that there were no injuries from the explosion and that Alabama authorities would be further investigating the incident. No possible motives have been given and no suspects have been identified by state authorities. 

“In the early hours of Saturday, February 24, an explosive device was detonated outside of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office building in Montgomery,” Marshall said in a statement. “Thankfully, no staff or personnel were injured by the explosion. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will be leading the investigation, and we are urging anyone with information to contact them immediately.”

The explosion reportedly took place at the intersection of Washington Avenue and South Bainbridge Street in Montgomery. and followed reports of a suspicious package being at the scene. 

“It was determined that the suspicious package was an explosive device that was detonated in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 24,” the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said. “Nothing further is available as the investigation remains ongoing.”

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation was informed of the incident around 8:19 a.m. on Saturday morning, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Sgt. Jeremy Burkett. Burkett said that there was no property damage from the detonation. 


The incident comes after Alabama has been at the center of national attention after its Supreme Court ruled in an 8-1 decision that a fertility clinic could be sued for wrongful death by three couples after several embryos had been accidently destroyed. The court ruled that the embryos should be recognized and protected as unborn children. 

The justices rooted their decision in the clause of Alabama’s Constitution that says that the public policy of the state is to uphold the sanctity of unborn life. 

“Here, the text of the Wrongful Death of a Minor Act is sweeping and unqualified. It applies to all children, born and unborn, without limitation,” wrote Justice Jay Mitchell in the majority decision. “It is not the role of this Court to craft a new limitation based on our own view of what is or is not wise public policy.”

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