SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Officials say an explosive packed with nails went off at an affordable housing complex in Selma, injuring no one but causing extensive damage to a building.
City officials say someone threw a makeshift device into a residence at Rangedale Apartments around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, causing a fire.
Video shows investigators working around the front of a single-story unit at the development, which is run by the Selma Housing Authority.
District Attorney Michael Jackson says the case is under investigation, but it’s clear it involved a “bomb-like device” and was intentional. He says a police officer heard the explosion from about a mile away.