Medford Police Chief Tim George said the Jackson County District Attorney's office was singled out in Wednesday’s early morning explosion and fire, a crime he called “an act of domestic terrorism.” Police and federal agents are scouring the scene, looking for clues about who tried to bomb Jackson County District Attorney Beth Heckert’s office and why. No one was hurt in the explosion which has drawn agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the FBI.
George and Heckert, who held a joint news conference in Medford, said they had no indications or previous threats that would have triggered concern about a bombing. Heckert said her office sometimes deals with angry people, but “there is nothing in particular that stands out that would have alerted us to this.” She said grand jury was canceled for the day and her office is operating with a skeleton staff. She said the explosion will not affect pending cases.
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