Explosive thrown at home of same-sex couple; no injuries

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating after, they said, an explosive device was thrown into the Southwest Miami-Dade home of a same-sex couple, early Thursday.

Windows shattered and neighbors were left stunned after, investigators said, someone tossed the unknown type of device at the home, near Southwest 282nd Street and 133rd Place, just before 1:45 a.m.

Police said the detonation caused debris to fall on the neighboring home and caused structural damage to the victims’ residence.

“By my experience in the military, I know about what an explosion or something like that sounds like,” said area resident Terrance James.

No one was home at the time, and no one was hurt.

Investigators said the motive is unknown at this time, but the homeowners believe this may have been a hate crime because the homeowners are a gay couple.

In a press release, Miami-Dade Police said they are conducting an arson investigation in conjunction with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

If you have any information on this explosive attack, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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