By Jeremy Scott
MEDFORD, Ore. — Authorities say the Jackson County District Attorney's Office was targeted early Wednesday morning for a deliberate attack that the city's police chief is calling "terrorism".
Witnesses say they saw a man running away from the building with a flashlight in hand. Police are looking into getting surveillance video to identify him.
"The explosive device was clearly intended to target a government facility, the DA's office. An attack on such a visible symbol of government and justice demands our singular focus," said FBI Special Agent Greg Fowler.
The bomb was homemade using a propane tank. Police detonated it, causing a small fire and damaging the building. But they say the damage would have been much worse if the bomb went off before they got to it.
"All of the investigators working this case are fully committed to finding the person or people responsible as quickly as possible," added Fowler.
Federal agencies are assisting with the investigation under the Joint Terrorism Task Force to find who did this and what motivated them.