IED Thrown At A Raymore Police Officer As He Drove Down Highway
IED Thrown At Raymore Officer
Raymore, MO – A Raymore Police Officer was not injured Thursday, August 17, after an unknown suspect threw an IED (small-improvised explosive device) at his cruiser. Police need the public’s help in locating the suspect.
The incident occurred about 12:30 PM on Missouri Highway 58, in the area of Campbell Boulevard, as the unidentified police officer was driving westbound, according to Fox4KC. An unknown suspect who was traveling eastbound threw what police believe to be an IED in the direction of the police officer’s car.
The device landed and detonated on the highway pavement. The police officer was not injured, and his cruiser was not damaged. Neighbors in the area describe hearing a sound like a car crash when the IED exploded.
There has been a recent increase in explosives being thrown at police, but most instances have occurred during rioting. It’s uncommon for somebody to throw explosives at police while they are just driving down the road.
The Raymore Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) are searching for the suspect. They are asking for anyone who was in the area at that time and witnessed the device being thrown or when it detonated to please call 1-888-ATF-BOMB. A reward of up to $5,000 leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect is being offered, and callers can remain anonymous.
Tipsters can also email ATFTips@atf.gov, go to ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips, or text 63975 using the code ATFKC.
You can see the witnesses describe the blast in the video below: