1 injured after device explodes under bridge

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BRATTLEBORO — One person sustained non-life threatening injuries when a small homemade destructive device was detonated under the Elm Street bridge early Monday morning, according to Brattleboro police.

Police, fire and Rescue Inc. personnel responded to the area shortly before 1 a.m. for a reported explosion. Responders located one injured person who was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released.

No damage to any nearby structures was reported or observed, police said.

The Vermont State Police Bomb Squad also provided assistance at the scene, and Groundworks Collaborative was contacted to offer services to nearby residents.

Police said there is no safety concern for the public related to the event, which remains under investigation. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Sgt. Gregory

Eaton at 802-257-7950 or the tip hotline at 802-251-8188.

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