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: Dallas Police Officer Tyrone Williams Jr. Arrested, Charged With Sexual Assault Of A Child
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: A Lot Less Munching: Pandemic Leaves Girl Scouts With 15 Million Boxes Of Unsold Cookies
Authorities said a similar device was found unexploded outside a Beaumont Starbucks on April 27.
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