BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A package left at the front door of a Southeast Texas church exploded, causing minor damage and marking the second time in two weeks that a device has been found in the city of Beaumont.
The Rev. Steven Balke told KFDM-TV on Thursday that the overnight blast broke windows and caused other damage to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Beaumont’s West End.READ MORE: One And Done: Cowboys 4th Quarter Rally Comes Up Short, Fall To 49ers 23-17
No one was injured in the explosion. Bishop C. Andrew Doyle, Episcopal Bishop of Texas, says in a statement that the church and the All Saints Episcopal School next door have been evacuated and will remain closed until further notice.READ MORE: Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, Multiple Injured In Fort Worth
Authorities said a similar device was found unexploded outside a Beaumont Starbucks on April 27.
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