Durham police investigate chemical 'bomb' on bus
Posted July 22, 2014
Durham, N.C. — Durham police closed West Main Street between Market and Mangum streets Tuesday night after a chemical bomb exploded on a Bull City Connector bus.
Police said the bus driver told them a rider left a sealed jug of chemicals on the bus when he disembarked, and the jug exploded at about 9:35 p.m. while the bus was at the intersection of Main and Corcoran streets.
Officers from the police department's Biological Chemical Emergency Response Team cordoned off the area for about two hours, but they were unable to find the man who left the jug.
A passenger on the bus was treated at the scene for exposure to chemicals. No one else was injured, and the bus was not seriously damaged.
Anyone with information about the bomb or the man who left it is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.