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Suspect throws explosive at Milwaukee officers

July 5, 2021 GMT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police in Milwaukee are trying to find whoever threw an explosive at two officers early Monday morning.

Police said in a news release that an unknown suspect threw a “powerful pyrotechnic” device toward two male officers a little after midnight on North Water Street a few blocks from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

The device detonated, injuring both officers, ages 45 and 40. Their injuries weren’t life-threatening but they were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

A police spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a message Monday seeking additional details.