Springfield Twp rocked by Saturday morning 'bomb' planted in pickup

A Springfield Township neighborhood is on edge after a bomb explodes. Someone planted the bomb inside a truck that was parked in a driveway, officials say.

"This is pretty unusual in terms of the explosion and the damage and the threat to the people nearby," Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. 

Whoever put what's believed to be a bomb inside the 2001 Chevy S-10 pickup on Saturday, was not messing around. The blast sent the windshield flying 100 feet away into the back yard and shattered the windows of Gary Turner's home.

"It blew us out of bed completely. I got up off the floor. It blew us out of the bed it was so strong," Turner said.

The truck belonged to Turner's nephew who just happened to park it in the driveway of his Tindall Road home. Police believe the explosive device was placed somewhere in the cab and it went off just after 8:00 a.m. Saturday.

"That's terrorism. That's bull, its not right. They need to catch whoever did it and they will. Someone could be dead right now," Turner said.

Investigators from several different agencies spent the day canvassing the area. They talked to neighbors and collected evidence. They even checked in with nearby hospitals in case whoever set the bomb was somehow injured and being treated there.

"It's hard to know what they were thinking but they were intending to hurt someone or wanted to send a message we are determining which of those it was and where we can find that person," Bouchard said.

The sheriff says it will likely be a couple of weeks before the results come back from the lab. We will keep you posted. In the meantime, if you saw or heard something suspicious, you're urged to call police.

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